Regulatory Reform Act
- Pollution & Waste Management ,
- Control ,
- Environment agencies
The Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014
31 December 2014
The Regulatory Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 makes it an offence to cause, permit or fail to prevent significant environmental harm. The Environmental Regulation (Significant Environmental Harm) (Scotland) Order 2014 specifies 18 pieces of legislation. Compliance with the legislation specified can be used as a defence when charged with a significant environmental harm offence.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a new 'Green Claims Code' to ensure businesses are not misleading consumers about their environmental credentials.
Over two million hectares of Brazilian rainforest could be legally converted to supply the UK with soy under a new anti-deforestation law proposed by the government, the WWF has found.
In Elliott-Smith v Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the legality of the defendants’ joint decision to create the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) as a substitute for UK participation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS).
In R. (on the application of Hudson) v Windsor and Maidenhead RBC, the appellant appealed against a decision to uphold the local authority’s grant of planning permission for the construction of a holiday village at the Legoland Windsor Resort.