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01 February 2022
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Order 2021

This order will update rules for the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS).

This includes requirements and powers on the rejection or administration of monitoring plans for installations, arrangements for ultra-small emitters, small emitters and hospitals entering the full UK ETS and emissions reporting to the UK ETS registry. 

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01 April 2022
Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021

These regulations will amend the Single Use Carrier Bags Charge Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 to increase the single use carrier bag charge to 25p.

Exemptions from the charge will also be updated, including increasing the cost threshold to £5 for bags sold to avoid the charge.

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15 June 2022
Building Regulations etc. (Amendment) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2021

These regulations will require a minimum number of electric vehicle charging points and cable routes to be supplied as part of qualifying building work.

Developments that will be affected include new residential buildings, non-residential buildings and major renovations.

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15 June 2022
Building Regulations etc. (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2021

These regulations will require that buildings erected achieve target primary energy rates, limiting heat losses.

New standards will also apply on preventing overheating and on-site electricity generation.

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