Legislation

22nd September 2017

SI 2017/897

The Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulations 2017. Comes into force 9th October

These Regulations implement the requirements of Directive (2014/94/EU) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22nd October 2014 establishing a common framework of measures for the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure. The purpose of the Directive is to minimise dependence on oil and to mitigate the environmental impact of transport.

7th September 2017

SI 2017/876

The Facilitation of Tax Evasion Offences (Guidance About Prevention) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force 30th September. These Regulations bring into operation guidance prepared by the Chancellor of the Exchequer relating to the procedures that relevant bodies can put in place to prevent persons acting in the capacity of an “associated person” from committing UK tax evasion facilitation offences or foreign tax evasion facilitation offences.

31st August 2017

SI 2017/857

The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2017. Coming into force 20th September. These Regulations amend: • The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/2860). • The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2014 (SI 2014/928).

They make a number of changes to the SI 2011/2860 including: aligning biomass tariffs; amendments to biomass tariff tiering; and changes to the total expenditure, technology-specific expenditure and related figures for assessment dates from 31st October 2017.

They also make a number of changes to SI 2014/928 including: limits on the maximum amount of heat that is eligible for support; increasing the tariffs for all technologies except solar thermal; changes to the technology-specific expenditure and related figures for assessment dates from 31st October 2017.