Mandatory energy labelling
Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood
Mandatory energy labelling

The following Environment guidance note Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Mandatory energy labelling
  • Brexit impact
  • Implementation of mandatory energy labelling in the UK
  • Scope of the Regulations
  • Responsibilities of suppliers and dealers
  • Enforcement
  • Offences and penalties
  • Key changes implemented by the 2017 Regulations
  • The Vacuum Regulation

Brexit impact

As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this content.

For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

Implementation of mandatory energy labelling in the UK

The following legislative instruments govern energy labelling in the UK:

  1. the Energy Information Regulations 2011 (EIR 2011), SI 2011/1524, as amended by the Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (EIR 2018), SI 2018/255, which implements Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2017 (2017 Regulations) setting a framework for energy labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU

This Practice Note takes an integrated approach to the 2017 Regulations, EIR 2011, SI 2011/1524, and EIR 2018, SI 2018/255, which are referred to together below as the Regulations. It provides guidance on the applicable law in the UK, which has been established under EIR 2011 as and amended by the 2017 Regulations and EIR 2018.

Scope of the Regulations

The Regulations apply to energy-related products (Regulated Products):

  1. that have an impact on energy consumption when being used, and

  2. that are

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