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
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.
.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.