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Last edited 05 Jul 2018
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.
8 April 2019, first phase of Ultra Low Emission Zone comes into force.
Early 2019. Final proposals due for the code of practice for letting and managing agents.
1 October 2018. New regulations on pre-commencement planning conditions come into force.
September 2018. 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.
September 2018. Existing Energy Company Obligation scheme ends.
Summer 2018. Revised NPPF due.
29 April. Energy Company Obligation consultation ended.
Easter 2018. Draft NPPF due for consultation.
Spring 2018. New Renewable Heat Incentive regulations come into effect.
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.
June. The final version of PAS 1192-6 was adopted and the publication start date was set at 19 February 2018.
16th May 2017. Deadline for EU member states to implement changes to EIA legislation.
17 April 2017, Consultation closed on Building our Industrial Strategy: green paper.
April 2017. Budget tax changes.
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.
28 March 2017. Consultation closed on PAS 1192-6.
21 March 2017. Consultation closed on the future of the Construction Industry Training Board.
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.
2017. Government grants for cleaning up contaminated land, administered by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, will be phased out, ending in 2017.
21 February 2017. Government launched consultation on the future of the Construction Industry Training Board.
January 2017. Changes to special measures thresholds will come into force unless opposed by parliament.
23 January 2017, Building our Industrial Strategy: green paper published.
1 January 2017, Approved document R came into force.
1 January 2017. New ARB code of conduct came into force.
12 December 2016. CIOB Academy launched.
11 December 2016, Consultation closed on A City for all Londoners.
9 December 2016. Consultation closes on Clean Air Zones.
October 2016, UK BIM Alliance formally launched.
5 August 2016, National Infrastructure Commission consultation closed.
3 August 2016, Consultation on Heat Networks Investment Project closed.
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.
End of April 2016, International Ethics Coalition consultation closed.
6 April 2016, The introduction of The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (Electronic Communications) Order 2016 means that notices and other documents can be served by electronic communications.
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.
24 March 2016, Responses required for Homes and Communities Agency review call for evidence.
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.
January 2016, European regulation on online dispute resolution became law.
29 January 2016, Second reading was expected of Basement Excavation (Restriction of Permitted Development) Bill, however it was withdrawn and will not progress further.
16 January 2016, Cutting Red Tape review review closed for comments.
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.
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