In the News

20th March 2017

Development of gas storage facility consented

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has given development consent for  the Keuper Gas Storage Facility, at Holford Brinefield, north of Middlewich, Cheshire to provide resilience to the UK gas supply network.

The underground gas storage facility will consist of up to nineteen underground caverns, gas processing plant and associated development with capacity to store up to 500 standard million cubic meters (mcm) of natural gas, having an import and export capability of up to 34 mcm per day.

9th March 2017

New Orange and Green Guides published.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has launched its latest guide of UK pharmaceutical regulations, EU directives and guidance.  Aimed at manufacturers and distributors of human medicines the Orange and Green Guides have been revised and updated to keep industry informed of the latest regulations.

The Orange Guide (Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Distributors), now in its tenth edition, contains information and legislation relating to the manufacture and distribution of human medicines. The new 2017 edition of the Orange Guide has been updated to incorporate changes and additions made to the detailed European Community guidelines on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and the revised EU Guidelines on Good Distribution Practice (GDP) The Green Guide (Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Distributors) provides information on the broader distribution of human medicines.
7th March 2017

Three active substances approved by ECHA

The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) of the European Chemical Agency has adopted opinions supporting the approval of three active substances for use in biocidal products used as preservatives and repellents and one opinion on the comparative assessment for anticoagulant rodenticides. The active substances are: • MIT for product-type 12 • Fludioxonil for product-types 7, 9 and 10 • Margosa extract for product-type 19