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3rd November 2021

HSE issue guidance on the use of fireworks

HSE have issued guidance on the use of  fireworks.  https://www.hse.gov.uk/explosives/fireworks/index.htm

Guidance covers:

Organising firework displays Storing and selling fireworks Fireworks in retail premises Wholesale storage of fireworks

https://www.gov.uk/fireworks-the-law

 

26th October 2021

HSE issue safety notice

HSE has issued a safety notice on the use of wheeled loading shovels. The issue of the notice results from nine fatal vehicle-pedestrian collisions in the past four years. Six of these occurred in the waste and recycling sector, with the remainder involved moving wood chip. https://press.hse.gov.uk/2021/10/25/pedestrian-fatalities-prompt-hse-safety-notice-on-use-of-wheeled-loading-shovels

24th October 2021

Plastic Packaging Tax

A question was asked about the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) which is due to come into force in April 2022.  This is a new tax which will apply to any business which produces or imports into the UK more than ten tonnes of plastic packaging per annum.   All businesses meeting or exceeding the ten-tonne threshold must register with HMRC.  Plastic packaging will be taxed at £200/tonne unless evidence can be provided that the packaging in question contains more than 30% recycled content or is otherwise exempt. The legislation concerning this tax is The Finance Act 2021 (A 2021 c.26).Part 2. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2021/26/contents.

For more information see:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/introduction-of-plastic-packaging-tax/plastic-packaging-tax

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/get-your-business-ready-for-the-plastic-packaging-tax/further-information-for-businesses