Legislation

21st March 2017

SI 2017/437

The Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force 1st April. These Regulations amend the Schedule to the Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) Regulations 2008 (SI.2008/1963) by substituting revised tables of the amount of lump sum payments payable to people with diffuse mesothelioma or to their surviving dependants.

21st March 2017

SI 2017/442

The Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force 1st April.  These Regulations amend The Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) Regulations 1988 (SI 1988/668).   The amendments made by regulation 2 have the effect of increasing the amounts payable under SI 1988/668.

20th March 2017

SI 2017/407

The Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations 2017.  Comes into force 10th April. These Regulations revoke and replace the Water Environment (Water Framework Directive) (England and Wales) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/3242).  The Regulations transpose for England and Wales Directive 2000/60/EC; Water Framework Directive, Directive 2006/118/EEC; Protection of groundwater and Directive 2008/105/EC; Environmental quality standards.

Part 2 places a requirement on the EA and NRW to identify river basin districts and characterise and classify the status of water bodies in those districts Part 3 covers the protection of water Part 4 sets out what monitoring of water quality the EA and NRW must undertake in relation to water bodies, including protected areas. Part 5 provides for the establishment of environmental objectives for each water body, and programmes of measures to meet those Part 6 deals with river basin management plans.