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Our in-depth content helps you manage policy and legislation changes, helping you implement these and ensure your organisation is compliant. Our Compliance Deadline Calendar and Horizon Scanner allow you to plan for upcoming changes, ensuring you and your organisation are fully prepared for the changes that impact you


Brexit Hub Policy

Policy changes that need to be on your radar in 2020

Policy changes that need to be on your radar in 2020

With the UK set to formally leave the EU at the end of this month, fundamental changes to environmental policy and legislation are on the cards. ENDS checks the policy radar to identify what you need to prepare for in the coming year... Read more

Horizon scanner

Environmental Law

Track compliance deadlines: download the latest horizon scanning guide

Track compliance deadlines: download the latest horizon scanning guide

Click through to download the Horizon Scanning Guide, tracking upcoming deadlines across 12 key environmental, energy and health and safety sectors.

Editor's pick

Environmental Law

Environmental permitting: the sites the regulator forgot

Environmental permitting: the sites the regulator forgot

More than 1,600 permitted sites in England have not been inspected for at least three years, according to an analysis of Environment Agency data, while other sites have faced multiple checks in a single year

Enforcement

Enforcement action: The regulations that are no longer enforced

Enforcement action: The regulations that are no longer enforced

There are some regulations that the Environment Agency has stopped enforcing entirely – does this reflect a change in the regulator’s approach to enforcement or a lack of capacity to tackle serious environmental crimes?

Regulation

Environmental permitting: The pitfalls to avoid

Environmental permitting: The pitfalls to avoid

What are the most common reasons for permit non-compliance and how can they be avoided? Adam Branson investigates

Regulation

The firms that took on the EA and won

The firms that took on the EA and won

How did the handful of businesses that have overturned Environment Agency permitting decisions manage to succeed at appeal?

Policy briefings

Planning & land use

Policy briefing: What constitutes a ‘disaster’ for the purposes of EIA?

Policy briefing: What constitutes a ‘disaster’ for the purposes of EIA?

In 2017, environmental impact assessments were required to assess a project’s major accident or disaster risks. New guidance from professional body IEMA aims to help

Supply chain

Policy Briefing: Get ready for a new law to curb deforestation in supply chains

The government is consulting on proposed powers to financially penalise large businesses that cannot show their products and supply chains are not linked to illegal deforestation

Flooding

Policy briefing: How flood risk policy could provide lasting community benefits

The new flood and coastal erosion risk management policy statement for England makes a welcome call for nature-based solutions, but industry also needs the tools to deliver them

Planning & land use

Policy briefing: Prepare for environmental checks on lapsed planning consents

An ‘additional environmental approval’ process under a new planning bill could impose new EIA and habitats regulation assessment obligations on lapsed planning permissions

Biodiversity / conservation

Policy briefing: Get ready for the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030

Europe’s new biodiversity strategy will impact businesses exporting to the EU and, despite Brexit, its ambitious aims are likely to influence future UK policymaking

Upcoming deadlines

Environmental Law

8 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in November

Important deadlines relating to persistent organic pollutants, genetically modified organisms, planning and development frameworks, smart meters installation, marine conservation, transport strategy, and a decarbonisation fund for steel are coming up in November

Environmental Law

15 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in October

Important deadlines relating to plastics production and pollution, costs protection for environmental claims, environmental permitting, nitrates action, environmental damage reporting, waste management, water use and restriction of chemicals are coming up in October

Policy

9 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in September

Important deadlines relating to energy efficiency, carbon capture, energy labelling, permitting for the forestry sector, management of invasive alien species, and flooding are coming up in September

Environmental Law

9 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in August

Important deadlines relating to cosmetic products, transport procurement, ecolabel criteria, clean air zones, chemicals, flooding, and marine conservation are coming up in August

Environmental Law

12 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in July

Important deadlines relating to REACH authorisations, chemicals labelling, carbon emissions monitoring, energy efficiency, flood strategy, carbon pricing, transport of radioactive material, and marine conservation are coming up in July

Environmental Law

13 environmental policy and compliance deadlines to look out for in June

Important deadlines relating to restriction of hazardous substances, carbon emissions monitoring, planning fees, environmental governance, standard rule sets for tranche B specified generators and medium combustion plants, energy efficiency, and unconventional oil and gas are coming up in June

Environmental Law

6 compliance deadlines coming up this month

Important deadlines relating to conservation, chemicals restriction under REACH, carbon emissions accounting and sectoral reference documents under the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) are coming up in May

Air

Seven compliance deadlines to look out for this month

Important deadlines relating to best practice, waste compliance, industrial strategies, pollutants and chemicals are coming up in February and early March

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