Legislation

14th September 2018

SI 2018/995

The Copyright and Related Rights (Marrakesh Treaty etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force 11th October. These Regulations amend both the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (A 1988 c.48) and the Copyright and Rights in Database Regulations 1997 (SI 1997/3032).  These Regulations amend how the exception permitted under the Infosoc Directive, and required under the Directive, is implemented in the UK.

12th September 2018

SI 2018/980.

The Scotland Act 2016, Wales Act 2017 and Onshore Petroleum (Consequential, Transitional and Saving Provisions and Model Clauses) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force 1st October.  These Regulations make amendments to the regime for the licensing of petroleum which has been devolved to the Welsh Assembly for the granting and regulation of licences to search and bore for and get petroleum within the “Welsh onshore area”.  They also make similar amendments with  respect of petroleum licensing within the “Scottish onshore area”.

12th September 2018

SR 2018/966

SR 2018/966. The Simple Pressure Vessels, Electrical Equipment and Pressure Equipment (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2018.  Comes into force 1st October. These Regulations amend, with respect to Northern Ireland, the Simple Pressure Vessels (Safety) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1092), the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1101), and the Pressure Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016 (SI 2016/1105).  The amendments have the effect of aligning provisions relating to enforcement by the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland with those for enforcement by the Health and Safety Executive in relation to the rest of the United Kingdom.