Free Legislation Updates October 2019

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Town and Country Planning and Electricity Works (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2019

This regulation amends terms, definitions and references within Scottish planning legislation to reflect that the UK will no longer be an EU Member State after Brexit. The regulations do not introduce any policy changes.


European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019

This Act requires the Prime Minister to seek an extension to the Brexit withdrawal date of 31 October 2019 to 31 January 2020. 

Reports must also be provided by the Secretary of State on the progress of negotiations between the EU and the UK. The first report must be made by 30 November 2019.


Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2019

This regulation will apply EU ecodesign requirements for servers and data storage products. The regulations also remove energy labelling requirements on vacuum cleaners.


Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) (Amendment) Order 2019

This order delays the date that the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019 comes into force by two months.

The Order will now come into force on 1 December 2019 and will regulate activites involving invasive alien species, including import and export.


Environmental Liability etc. (EU Exit) (Scotland) (Amendment) Regulations 2019

This regulation will update references and terms within the Environmental Liability (Scotland) Regulations 2009 to ensure they continue to operate effectively after Brexit. 

Competent authorities other than the Scottish Ministers will also be required to notify any environmental damage they become aware of to the Scottish Ministers. 




Environmental Protection (Cotton Buds) (Scotland) Regulations 2019

This regulation prohibits the manufacture and supply of plastic-stemmed cotton buds. It will be an offence to manufacture, supply, offer to supply or to possess plastic-stemmed cotton buds for supply.


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