December 10, 2023

As part of the service AvISO Consultancy offers, we provide our clients with quarterly updates on any changes to legal compliance. By doing this, we keep our clients up to date with any changes in their legal compliance obligations.

The main legal texts published between 1st July 2023 and 30th September 2023 are listed below, separated by main areas of work: Quality, Environment and Health & Safety.

The legal texts identified in this article do not represent all the legislation published in relation to these 3 topics. AvISO Consultancy selects the legislation which it believes will apply to the Companies with which it works.  In addition, AvISO Consultancy does not take responsibility for the accuracy of any information provided and would recommend that you take appropriate legal advice in relation to any new legislation which might apply to your business, as appropriate.  

This article does not replace each organisation’s duty to know the legal requirements applicable to their activity.

Highlight of the Quarter

The legislative activity focused very much on environmental matters and ensuring effective legislative provisions are in place within the UK following Brexit, to maintain and improve environmental compliance.


Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (Amendment) Regulations 2023

The Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Act 2023

The Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

The Plastic Packaging Tax(General) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

The Transport and Works(Applications, Objections and Inquiries Procedure) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Rules 2023

The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development etc.) (England) (Amendment) Order 2023

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023

The Deposit and Return Scheme for Scotland Amendment Regulations 2023

The Packaging Waste (Data Reporting) (England) Regulations 2023

The Environmental Permitting(England and Wales) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2023

The Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) (Exemptions and Modifications) (Amendment) Regulations 2023

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme (Amendment) Order 2023

The Electricity and Gas (Energy Company Obligation) Order 2023

The Finance (No. 2) Act 2023, Schedule 19 (Trade Remedies) (Appointed Day and Savings) Regulations 2023

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme – Phase 3

Health & Safety

The Building (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2023

Act 8 Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023

The REACH (Amendment) Regulations 2023

The Building Safety Act 2022 (Consequential Amendments etc.) Regulations 2023


No relevant changes noted.

Information Security

No relevant changes noted.

Our next update for Q4 2023 will be published at the start of January 2024.

If you feel any of the above amendments affect your business and would like a no-obligation chat, please contact us:

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