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Last edited 19 Jul 2019
Construction industry timeline
January 2022. BSEN 13240 is being replaced by BSEN 16510 under the Eco Design Directive 2009/1185/6. The new legislation will be implemented in September 2018, and the deadline for testing emissions limits is January 2022.
31 August 2020. Construction Site Visitor cards issued from 3rd September 2018 will expire.
31 March 2022. ECO3 scheme ends.
28 February 2020. CSCS will stop issuing Construction Site Visitor cards.
11 December 2019. Water companies must respond to 2019 Price review draft determinations for water companies.
1 October 2019, VAT reverse charge comes into effect.
31 July 2019. Consultation on Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system closes.
10 June 2019. Consulation on Social Value Act closes.
1 March 2019. Consultaiton on approved document B closed.
September 2018. BSEN 13240 was replaced by BSEN 16510 under the Eco Design Directive 2009/1185/6. The new legislation was implemented in September 2018, and the deadline for testing emissions limits is January 2022.
September 2018. Existing Energy Company Obligation scheme ends.
Summer 2018. Revised NPPF was due.
29 April. Energy Company Obligation consultation ended.
Spring 2018. The first National Infrastructure Assessment was due to be published.
19 February 2018. Publication start date for PAS 1192-6.
12 January 2018. Responses required to consultation on the Interim National Infrastructure Assessment, Congestion, Capacity, Carbon.
September 2017, All existing construction related occupation cards expired by the end of September 2017.
April 2017. Apprenticeships levy became operational.
April 2017. Immigration skills charge started.
1 April 2017. Building Control Performance Standard 7: Communications and records came in to force.
1 April 2017. Building Control Performance Standard 6: Site inspections came in to force.
March 2017, Energy company obligation ECO2 ended. However, In January 2017, it as announced that the scheme would be extended to September 2018 and that there would an increased focus on low income and vulnerable homes.
March 2017, Construction related occupation cards will no longer be issued.
23 January 2017, Building our Industrial Strategy: green paper published.
12 December 2016. CIOB Academy launched.
October 2016, UK BIM Alliance formally launched.
1 August 2016, Right to Buy ended in Scotland.
May 2016, Blacklisting case heard in the High Court.
May 2016, PAS 2080 was published by BSI.
1 April 2016, Councils must hold a register of custom and self builders who require land in their area and must make sure they look to provide land to meet their needs. See Self build and custom housebuilding registers.
March 2016, NIC report puiblished. See National Infrastructure Commission call for evidence.
March 2016, Findings of Bonfield Review expected - but not published.
29 February. End of CLC consultation on skills shortage. See Government calls on the construction industry to build home grown talent.
22 February 2016, end of consultation on proposed changes to national planning policy.
1 February 2016, Health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences definitive guideline came into effect.
Early 2016, Report from expert panel to streamline local plan-making process.
Early 2016, Relaunch of Construction supply chain payment charter.
29 January 2016, Second reading was expected of Basement Excavation (Restriction of Permitted Development) Bill, however it was withdrawn and will not progress further.
15 January, call for contributions to the CIL review ended.
8 January 2016, National Infrastructure Commission call for evidence closed.
1 January 2016, NHBC technical standards 2014 replaced by 2016 edition.
I January 2016, Amendment 3 BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations IET Wiring Regulations came into force in relation to consumer units.
For an archive of events in 2015 see Construction industry diary 2015.
For an archive of events in 2014 see Construction industry diary 2014.
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