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11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.
The Floods and Water (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/558 effective from the end of the implementation period (IP), completion day, make minor and technical amendments to legislation in the fields of floods and water to ensure its continued operability. In particular, Part 3 introduces a new reporting requirement into the Sludge (Use in Agriculture) Regulations 1989 and also into the Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2015, SI 2015/668. These EU Exit regulations also outline objectives against which the Secretary of State (SoS) must review the overall position of any derogations granted under the Nitrate Pollution Preventions Regulations 2015. See below for more details.
The Flood and Water (Amendments) (England and Wales) (EU Exit)
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Criminal offences are generally divided into two categories: •conduct crimes, and •result crimesA conduct crime is a crime where only the forbidden conduct needs to be proved. For example, an accused is guilty of dangerous driving if they drove a motor vehicle dangerously on a road or other public
Tipping off and prejudicing an investigationIt would undermine the benefit to the authorities if, a suspicious activity report (SAR) having been made, the alleged offender were to be made aware of the interest in their activities so that they could take steps to cover up their misdeeds or disappear.
Part 8 of the Corporation Tax Act 2009 (CTA 2009) is a specific corporation tax regime that applies exclusively to the gains and losses of intangible fixed assets. Note, however, that certain intangible fixed assets are excluded from the regime, see Practice Note: Excluded intangible fixed
This Practice Note identifies the main torts (bar negligence and nuisance, which are covered elsewhere in our related content) and their key characteristics. Specifically:•trespass to land•trespass to the person•privacy/defamation•liability for animals•employers' liability•product
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