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Legislation

Welcome to BSRIA's Legislation and Guidance Trackers
Our trackers monitor selected regulatory and guidance news in construction and building services. Any questions reqarding this service, please email us or telephone +44 1344 465 571.

What's new?
This page was updated on 20/06/2019:

Regulations

  • SI 2019/1024 The Gas (Applications for Licences and Extensions and Restrictions of Licences) Regulations 2019. Read more here. 
  • SI 2019 /draft Community Infrastructure Levy (Amendment) (England) (No 2) Regulations 2019. Read more here
  • SI 2019/916 The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019. Read more here.
  • SI 2019/907 The Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development, Advertisement and Compensation Amendments) (England) Regulations 2019. Read more here.
  • SI 2019/717 The Architects Act 1997 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Read more here.
  • SI 2019/718 The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) Regulations 2019. Read more here
  • SI 2019/598 Carriage of Dangerous Goods (Amendment) Regulations 2019. Read more here
  • SI 2019/583 The Ozone-Depleting Substances and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Read more here
  • SI 2019/644 The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019. Read more here.
  • SI 2019/539 The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. This was made on 8th March. Read more here.
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  • SI 2019/544 The Storage of Carbon Dioxide (Amendment and Power to Modify) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. This was made on 11th March. Read more here. 
     
  • SI 2019/421 Alternative Fuel Labelling and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019. This was made on 25th February and came into force on 4th March. Read more here.
     
  • SI 2019/390 The Air Quality Standards (Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. This was made on 26th February 2019. Read more here
     
  • SI 2019/427 The Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Commencement No. 10 and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2019. This started on 4th March 2019. Read more here
  • SI 2019/458 The Environment (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. This was made on 27th February 2019. Read more here
  • SI 2019/460 The Flood and Water (Amendments) (England and Wales) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. This was started on 21st January and came into force on 6th March 2019. Click here to read here.
  • SI 2019/465 The Construction Products (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. This Regulation was made on 5th March 2019. Read more here.
  • SI2019/271 The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. This started on 18th February 2019. Read more here
  • SI 2019/281 The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases and Ozone-Depleting Substances. Read more here
  • (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
  • SI 2019/289 The Environmental Protection (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. This was made on 8th February 2019.  Read more here
  • SI 2019/299 The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2019. This was made on 18th February 2019 and due on 4th April 2019. Read more here.
  • SI 2019/528 The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Regulations 2019. This Regulation was made on 8th March 2019 and came into force on 14th March 2019. Read more here.

Legislation (Bill or Act)

  • Bill: Climate Change (Net Zero UK Carbon Account) Bill 2017-19. Read more here.
  • Bill: Domestic Energy Efficiency Plan Bill 2017-19. Read more here
  • Bill: Rivers Authorities and Land Drainage Bill 2017-19. Read more here
  • Bill: Draft Healthy Homes Bill and accompanying documents. Read more here.
  • Bill: Non-Domestic Rating (Preparation for Digital Services) Bill 2017-19. Read more here.
  • Act: Building Regulations (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2009. This Act has been amended. Read more here.
  • Bill: Decarbonisation and Economic Strategy Bill 2017-19. This Bill had its first reading on 26th March. Read more here
  • Bill: Domestic Properties (Minimum Energy Performance) (No.2) Bill 2017-19. This Bill had its first reading on  28th March 2019. Read more here.
  • Act: European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019. This came into force on 8th April 2019. Read more here
  • Bill: Planning (Affordable Housing and Land Compensation) Bill 2017-19. This order have its second reading on 22nd March 2019. Read more here
  • Act: The Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 (Tolerable Standard) (Extension of Criteria) Order 2019. This order will come into force on 1st February 2021. Read more here.
  • Bill: Drone (Regulation) (No. 2) Bill 2017-19. A Bill to require drones to be marked and registered and to broadcast certain information electronically; to place restrictions on drone flight near aerodromes; and for connected purposes. 
    This Bill had its first reading on 28th January 2019. The second reading is on 22nd March 2019. Read more here
  • Bill: European Union (Requirements relating to Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19
    A Bill to establish requirements in connection to the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. This Bill had its first reading on 30th January 2019. The second reading is yet to be announced. Read more here
  • Bill: European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 3) Bill 2017-19. Make provision in connection with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Read more here.
  • Bill: European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Bill 2017-19. This Bill is due its first reading on 15th January 2019. Read more here.
  • Bill: European Union (Revocation of Notification of Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19. This Bill is due its second reading on 25th January 2019. Read more here.
  • Bill: Fire Safety (Leasehold Properties) Bill 2017-19. This is a private member's Bill. This is due its second reading on 8th February 2019. Read more here.


    Consultations


     
  • Smart data: putting consumers in control of their data and enabling innovation

    Consulting on proposals to: enable data driven innovation in consumer markets; use data and technology to help vulnerable consumers; and ensure consumers and their data are protected. The Consultation runs from 11th June to 6th August. Read more here.

     
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005: call for evidence

    This call for evidence seeks views and evidence on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 for England in workplaces and the parts used in common in multi-occupied residential buildings. The Consultation runs from 6th June to 31st July 2019.  Read more here.
     
  • Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system

    This consultation builds on the recommendations from Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. It proposes fundamental reform of building safety requirements so that residents are safe, and feel safe, in their homes. Five key areas are outlined. The Consultation runs from 6th June to 31st July 2019.  Read more here.

  • ICMS Consultation on construction measurement standards
  • The International Construction Measurement Standards Coalition has announced a consultation for the International Construction Measurement Standards (ICMS), second edition that incorporates life cycle costs. The Consultation closes on 3 July 2019. Read more here.

  • RICS consultation on new mandatory RICS Home Survey Standard 
    The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a consultation for a new mandatory RICS Home Survey Standard.
    The consultation runs from 29th April to 29 July 2019.Read more here

     
  • Consultation: Improving fire safety in high rise domestic buildings in Scotland with the aim of strengthening it following the Grenfell Tower fire. The consultation seeks the views of residents, property owners, advisors and safety officials for high-rise domestic buildings in Scotland, which will be used to improve and refine the proposed actions, so they will be most effective.
    The consultation runs from 25th April to 17 July 2019.Read more here

     
  • Consultation: National Infrastructure Commission consults on the resilience of the UK’s economic infrastructure. The consultation comprises a part of the NIC’s new resilience study that looks to examine the UK’s infrastructure in order to ensure that it can withstand future changes, disruptions, shocks and accidents, which range from risks of flooding due to climate change to increasing dependencies on digital technologies. This Consultation runs from 5th March to 1st April 2019.  Read more here
     
  • Consultation: Energy efficiency scheme for small and medium sized businesses: call for evidence. This call for evidence seeks views on various proposals for a new Business Energy Efficiency Scheme focused on SMEs. This consultation runs from 13th March - 8th May 2019. Read more here
     
  • Consultation: Review of Building Bulletin 100: design for fire safety in schools. Building Bulletin 100 is a design guide for fire safety in schools. This consultation seeks views from people with an interest in fire safety to help the Department for Education conduct a technical review of the guide. This Consultation runs from 8th March - 31st May 2019. Read more here
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  • Consultation on Air quality: draft National Air Pollution Control Programme. We're seeking views on the draft UK National Air Pollution Control Programme (NAPCP) and the estimated reductions we've used for each policy measure.
    This consultation runs from 14th February until 14th March 2019. Read more here.
     
  • Consultation on the net zero carbon definition. Launched by the UKGBC the consultation is inviting feedback from businesses and stakeholders on a proposed definition for net zero carbon buildings in the UK. The consultation document outlines the initial proposals from the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Task Group. This consultation runs until 1st March 2019. Read more here.
     
  • Smart Metering Implementation Programme: realising non-domestic benefits. This consultation runs from 24th January to 25th February 2019.  Read more here.
     

Guidance

  • NHBC / BSRIA: At your services – What to expect during commissionin.
    A joint publication between NHBC and BSRIA on commissioning that helps site managers oversee the many commissioning activities that are important to a smooth build programme and delivering high quality homes for home buyers. Published on 14th May 2019. Read more here
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  • UK Government: 'How to Guides for Housing'. Following on from its consultation last year on how to improve the home buying and selling process in England and Wales, the Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government has published ‘how to’ guides on buying and selling a home. Published between June 2018 to May 2019. Read more here
     
  • UKGBC: Circular economy guidance for construction clients: How to practically apply circular economy principles at the project brief stage. This guides helps organisations to include more ambitious circular design and construction best practices in project briefs for non-domestic projects. Published on 4th April 2019. Find out more here
     
  • UKGBC: Framework for net zero carbon buildings
    The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published a new framework for the UK construction and property industry that aims to help transition new and existing buildings to become net zero carbon by 2050—in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. The UKGBC framework offers guidance for developers, owners and occupiers on achieving net zero carbon buildings and sets out key principles to follow. The UKGBC also sets out how this should be measured and evidenced. Find out more here
     
  • UK Government: Energy Company Obligation (ECO): Help to Heat scheme - flexible eligibility. Updated Guidance for local authorities on engaging with energy suppliers to identify households that would benefit from energy efficiency improvements. Originated on 11th April 2017 and updated on 5th February 2019. Find out more here.
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  • Ofgem: Ofgem consolidates ECO2t guidance. Ofgem has published guidance specifying the documentation that applies to all Energy Company Obligation 2017–2018 (ECO2t) measures installed between 1 April 2017 and 30 September 2018. Read more here.
     
  • Environment Agency: Regulating the geological disposal of radioactive waste: environmental protection. The EA has published guidance on its role in the development and regulation of a geological disposal facility for radioactive waste. Read more here.
     

Policy and strategy

  • The UK Government: Preparing for EU exit - BEIS update. An update on EU exit preparations by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Read more about this here.
  • The UK Government: Proposals to protect consumers whilst guaranteeing payments for households with solar by unlocking smarter energy system
  • More intelligent systems will help power the UK’s transition to a clean and affordable energy system – a key part of the UK's modern Industrial Strategy. Read more about this here.
     
  • The UK Government: Robots are trialled in experiment to fix underground pipes and help cut roadworks. New investment ias proposed to create tiny robots that can help repair the UK’s vast underground pipe network and prevent disruption of roadworks in the future. Read more about this here.
  • The UK Government: Building a safer future: an implementation plan.This plan sets out the government’s programme of work to ensure people who live in residential high-rise buildings are safe and feel safe, now and in the future. Read more about this here

  • The UK Government: Resources and waste strategy for England. A new policy document for dealing with waste resources and recycling has been produced by the UK Government.  
    This strategy sets out the UK Government's strategy to preserve material resources by minimising waste, promoting resource efficiency and moving towards a circular economy in England. Read more about this here

 

MORE FOR MEMBERS

  • For our tracker with a list of all Legislation (Acts and Bills), Consultations Regulations and Guidance relevant to buildings and building services, updated in 2019, click here
     
  • For our tracker with a selected list of Guidance supporting legislation published in 2019, click here.
     
  • A simple spreadsheet with a list of current legislation, regulations and guidance sorted by construction and building services area is also available on request. Please email us
    Please note this is updated regularly but not every week, so may not have the latest information.

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