31st January 2018

SI 2018/98

The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force 22nd February. These Regulations amend the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/310). The amendments include references to the following Commission Implementing Regulations adopted since the 2015 Regulations came into force—

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/2065; Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/2066; Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/2067; Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/2068; Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2016/879.

The Regulations also make provision for the appointment of certification, evaluation and attestation bodies by the Secretary of State, the disclosure of information on enforcement by HM Revenue & Customs to certain enforcing authorities and for the introduction of civil penalties in England, Scotland and for offshore installations

30th January 2018

WSI 2018/101 (W25)

The Landfill Disposals Tax (Administration) (Wales) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force 1st April.  The Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Act 2017 establishes a new tax, to be known as landfill disposals tax. The tax is to be charged on taxable disposals, which are defined in Chapter 2 of Part 2 of the 2017 Act. These Regulations make provision in connection with the administration of the tax.

25th January 2018

SI 2018/71

.The Plant Health (England) (Amendment) Order 2018.  Comes into force 14th February. This Order amends the Plant Health (England) Order 2015 (SI 2015/610) to implement Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/2352 to prevent the introduction into and the spread within the Union of Xylella fastidiosa.