More Labels

The European energy label for energy using products has been so successful in driving investment in energy saving measures that all the current labels now need to be rescaled. UK policy makers are convinced that the label has been a significant tool to drive behavioural change among consumers, so are looking for something similar to use in other areas. Though[...]

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American Trade

Following its decision to impose tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels at the beginning of the year, the USA then decided to impose swingeing import duties on steel and aluminium, claiming national security as a justification. In March they announced that the latter tariffs would be postponed for several countries, including the EU, until 1 May. South Korea,[...]

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WEEE Money

The UK Government has announced that the monies accrued from the 2017 Compliance Fee total £8 million. This will be spent over the next three years on projects to enhance the re-use and recycling of electrical and electronic waste. The WEEE Compliance Fee was established as a fall-back option for Producer Compliance Schemes to discharge their obligations when they were[...]

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Gas Matters

The revised Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 came into force on 6 April 2018. Primarily designed to safeguard the public from the dangers arising from the use of gas. Regulation 36 (Duties of Landlords) requires landlords to ensure that gas appliances/flues and installation pipework are maintained in a safe condition and that an annual gas safety check is[...]

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