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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.

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This page was updated on 12/02/2019:

Regulations

  • SI 2019/26. Environment (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment etc) Regulations 2019. Read more here
  • SI 2019/188. The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019. This was laid before Parliament on 7th February 2019. Read more here.
     
  • SI 2019/74. The Air Quality (Amendment of Domestic Regulations) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. This was laid before Parliament on 21st January 2019. Read more here.
  • SI 2019/107. The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. Read more here.
  • SI 2019/112 The Water (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. This was laid before Parliament on 28th January 2019. Read more here.
  • SI 2019/123 The Environmental Impact Assessment (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. This was laid before Parliament on 30th January 2019. Read more here.
  • Draft Statutory Instrument. The Carriage of Dangerous Goods (Amendment) Regulations 2019. This draft has no due date yet. Read more here
  • Draft Statutory Instrument: Exiting the European Union. Buildings and building construction market standards. Due in early 2019.  Read more here
  • Draft Statutory Instrument: Exiting the European Union. Environmental Standards. Due in early 2019.  Read more here
  • Draft Statutory Instrument. Ozone-Depleting Substances and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. There are no dates for the draft yet. Read more here.
     
  • SI 2019/32 The Water and Floods (Amendment) (Northern Ireland) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. These Regulations are due to come info force on 14th January 2018. Read more here.
  • SI 2019/39 The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. This is due to come into force on 15th January. Read more here
  • SI 2019/39 The Renewables Obligation (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. These Regulations are due to come into force on 16th January 2019. Read more here
  • SI 2019/50 The Smoke Control Areas (Authorised Fuels) (Wales) Regulations 2019. These Regulations are due to come into force on 6th February 2019.   Read more here.
  • SI 2018/2015 The Air Quality (Amendment, etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018. This is due to come into force on 17th January 2019. Read more here
  • SI 2018/1227 The Environmental Protection (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England and Wales) Regulations 2018. Laid before the National Assembly for Wales on 22nd November 2018. No due date yet. Read more here
  • SI 2018/1214 The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018. Due to come into force on 1st January 2019. Read more here

Legislation (Bill or Act)

  • 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 was on 2nd February 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.
  • Act: Housing (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2018. This received Royal Assent in July 2018 with amendments due on 10th January 2019. Read more here.
    Bill: Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill. This Bill is expected to have its second reading debate on 8th March 2018. Read more here.
  • Bill: European Union Withdrawal Agreement (Public Vote) Bill 2017-19. This Bill had its first reading on 9th May 2018, with its second due on 8th February 2018. Read more here.
  • Bill: Draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill 2018. This Bill is in draft stage and was announced on 19th December 2018. Read more about this here.


Consultations

  • 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.
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  • The treatment of electricity storage within the planning system
    This consultation runs from 14th January to 25th March 2019.  Read more here
     
  • The Income Tax (Construction Industry Scheme) (Amendment) and the Corporation Tax (Security for Payments) Regulations 2019
    This consultation runs from 14th January 2019 - 11th February 2019. Read more here
     
  • Developer contributions reform: technical consultation. This Consultation runs from 20th December 2018 to 31st January 2019. Read more here.
     
  • The future for small-scale low-carbon generation. This Consultation runs from 8th January 2019 - 5th March 2019. Read more here.
     
  • Revisions to public participation statement: environmental permitting. This Consultation runs from 7th January 2019 - 1st March 2019. Read more here.
     
  • 25 year environment plan: measuring progress. This Consultation runs from 19th December until 25th January. Read more here.
     
  • Technical review of Approved Document B of the building regulations: a call for evidence
    This Consultation runs from 18th December 2018 to 1st March 2019.  Read more here
     
  • Proposal for a New Approach to Building: Call for Evidence. This Consultation runs from 26th November - 17th February 2019. Read more here
     
  • Considering the case for a Housing Court: call for evidence. 
    The Consultation runs from 13th November 2018 - 22nd January 2019. Read more here.
     

Guidance

  • 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.
     
  • 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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