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BSRIA's legislation and guidance news trackerThis free news service monitors selected regulatory, guidance and news in construction, building design and building services.
This tracker was last updated on 26/11/2020.
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The Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) published a summary of its report 'Four Futures, One Choice', on 4th November 2020, which will be available as an e-book in December 2020. The publication explores the actions the construction sector will need to take over the next 20 years to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more here
Infrastructure leaders predict a 'digitally driven post-coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery,' following a business roundtable hosted by Atkins and Infrastructure Intelligence. The report by Atkins, entitled 'Infrastructure Insights: COVID Impact and Recovery', was the foundation for the online discussion on 21 October 2020 entitled 'How can construction embrace digital innovation to accelerate the UK’s post-Covid recovery'. Read more here
SI 2020/Draft Ozone-Depleting Substances and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 was started on 4th November. This draft enactment is proposed to amend two pieces of UK secondary legislation in relation to ozone-depleting substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases in order to address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively and other deficiencies arising from the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. It comes into force immediately before IP completion day. Read more here
The UK Government has published a web page for UK businesses and organisations in the construction sector collating existing stakeholder and sectoral guidance on preparation for the end of the transition period, on 2nd November 2020. Subjects covered include importing and exporting, selling your goods, trading with the EU, workforce, data, providing services, Northern Ireland Protocol, intellectual property, access to research and development funding, chemical regulations and timber regulations. Read more here
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced on 4th November 2020 a £134m investment package to help businesses across the UK benefit from ground-breaking clean growth projects, which develop new technologies and secure new jobs amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more here
SI 2020/1179 Waste (Wales) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2020 on 2nd November 2020. Provisions are made to amend certain Welsh primary and secondary legislation by bringing up to date references in the legislation to two EU Directives that have been amended as part of the European Circular Economy Package (CEP). Read more here
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A Consultation on the guidance for procuring renewable energy and carbon offsets. As part of its development of a Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework, UKGBC has drafted further guidance on renewable energy procurement and carbon offsetting for businesses in an effort to ensure that the framework is used consistently and aligns with best practice. The draft guidance looks mainly at renewable energy procurement for electricity, heating and domestic hot water, carbon offsetting and carbon accounting. The Consultation ran between 27th October - 17 November 2020. Read more here
Consultation: UK GovernmentA Consultation on 'Energy Performance of Buildings: changes to The Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2012, No. 3118'The UK Government is seeking views on the proposed changes to the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 to transpose part of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive ((EU) 2018/844). The Consultation runs from 19th May to 14th July 2020. Read more here.
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Renewable Heat Incentive schemes to change under government plans.The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a notice on 28th April 2020 detailing the changes to be made to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes. Principal among the changes are the extension of the domestic RHI scheme for an additional year until 31 March 2022, and the introduction of a new flexible allocation of tariff guarantees under the non-domestic RHI scheme. Read more here
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