The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked 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 came to an end and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s legal regime.
The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/39, effective from implementation period (IP) completion date, make minor amendments to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/1154 to ensure their continued operation once the UK leaves the EU. They amend and update several definitions and introduce a new Schedule 1A into the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 to update interpretation of the EU Directives listed in EPR 2016, SI 2016/1154, reg 3 including the Waste Framework Directive.
The Waste and Environmental Permitting etc (Legislative Functions and Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1540 transfers the legislative power conferred on the Commission by Article 7(1) of the Waste Framework Directive, into domestic law in order to enable the list of waste to be amended without having to use primary legislation. This
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MedcoSTOP PRESS: A new RTA small claims protocol for whiplash claims comes into effect for accidents occurring on or after 31 May 2021. The small claims track limit for personal injury claims arising from an RTA is increased to £5000 in respect of general damages for pain, suffering and loss of
Defects liability period and rectification of defectsIt is common in construction projects for defects to manifest or appear in the works. Most construction contracts require the contractor to return to site to rectify (also known as ‘make good’) defects which arise or are discovered during a
Common financial covenantsThis Practice Note explains certain common financial covenants used in commercial finance transactions including:•minimum net worth test•gearing ratio•leverage ratio (or debt to equity ratio)•current ratio (or acid test ratio)•cashflow ratio•interest cover ratio, and•loan
Capital allowances on property sales—pre-contract enquiriesThis Practice Note is about capital allowance-related pre-contract enquiries on a property transfer. It applies to the grant of a new property interest (eg a lease) as well as to the acquisition of an existing lease or freehold.For clauses
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