Knowledge Vault: UK Statutory Instruments

The INSPIRE Regulations 2009

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Reference: UK/2009/SI/3157 The INSPIRE Regulations 2009 require public authorities that hold spatial data to make that information available. Spatial data is any data with a direct or indirect reference to a specific location or geographical area. Spatial data is often referred to as geospatial data or geographic information. The Regulations apply to all public authorities that are [...]

The Wireless Telegraphy Regulations 2012

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The Wireless Telegraphy (Control of Interference from Apparatus) (the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Regulations 2012 will regulate the intensity of the electromagnetic energy at which electrical and electronic apparatus operates such that it does not cause undue interference with wireless telegraphy apparatus used for public safety purposes within a specified protection area for [...]

The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000

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The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 provide legal protection for consumers purchasing goods and services ‘at a distance’. This definition includes purchases made via the Internet, digital television, mail order (including catalogue shopping), phone, and fax. Organisations selling online must provide certain information to consumers as well as offer a 7 working day cooling [...]

The Electronic Signatures Regulations 2002

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Reference: UK/2002/SI/318 Electronic signatures have seen significant adoption in the past decade within insurance, lending, government and other industries following the introduction of The Electronic Signatures Regulations 2002 which transposed the EU Electronic Signatures Directive into UK law. Why are electronic signatures important? Electronic identity (eID) technologies and authentication services are essential for all kinds of online [...]

The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008

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Reference: UK/2008/SI/1277 The Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 came into force on 26 May 2008, and implemented the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive. Unfair commercial practice include those that contravene the requirements of professional diligence, misleading actions, misleading omissions, and aggressive commercial practices, amongst others. Unfair commercial practices directive The Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (UCPD) [...]

The Value Added Tax (Reverse Charge) (Amendment) Order 2003

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Reference: UK/2003/SI/863 The Value Added Tax (Reverse Charge) (Amendment) Order 2003 amends the VAT Act 1994 to include all electronically-supplied services following implementation of the VAT on E-Commerce Directive (2002/38/EC)… Who is affected by the Order? UK businesses supplying electronically supplied services. Non-EU businesses supplying electronically supplied services to EU customers. UK businesses and non-business organisations [...]

The Value Added Tax (Amendment No 6) Regulations 2003

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Reference: UK/2003/SI/3220 The Value Added Tax (Amendment No 6) Regulations 2003 transpose the E-invoicing Directive into UK law. EU directive The Value Added Tax (Amendment No 6) Regulations 2003 amend The Value Added Tax Regulations 1995 in order to implement the provisions of the Electronic Invoicing (E-invoicing) Directive… Electronic invoicing Electronic invoicing – e-Invoicing – is the [...]

The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999

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Reference: UK/1999/SI/2083 The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 apply, with certain exceptions, to unfair terms in contracts concluded between a consumer and supplier. EU directive The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 revoke and replace the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1994. Those Regulations implemented Council Directive 93/13/EEC on unfair terms in consumer [...]

The Sale and Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002

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Reference: UK/2002/SI/3045 The Sale and Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002 make amendments to existing legislation on the sale and supply of goods and unfair terms in order to provide additional remedies to consumers under certain circumstances. EU directive The Sale & Supply of Goods to Consumers Regulations 2002 implement Directive 1999/44/EC of the European [...]

The RoHS Regulations 2008

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Reference: UK/2008/SI/37 The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2008 (RoHS Regulations) transpose EU rules into UK law. The Regulations apply to organisations that deal with electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and contain data and information management requirements. EU directives Original Directive The Restriction of the Use of [...]

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006

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Boardroom Briefing Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is the fastest growing type of waste in the UK. You must handle and store it correctly and ensure that it is disposed of at an authorised facility. The Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006 aim to reduce the amount of this waste going to landfill and [...]

The Public Contracts Regulations 2006

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Reference: UK/2006/SI/5 The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 specify the procedures to be followed in relation to the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public services contracts by public bodies called contracting authorities. They form part of the rules and regulations about public procurement, and are subject of continued debate about how these are [...]

The Provision of Services Regulations 2009

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The Provision of Services Regulations 2009 apply to all businesses operating in a services sector, with important exclusions. They operate on the principle of ‘if you’re not specifically excluded, you’re in’, so examining the list of excluded sectors below may clarify what is in scope. The Provision of Services Regulations 2009 implement Directive 2006/123/EC of [...]

The Price Marking Order 2004

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Reference: UK/2004/C/102 The Price Marking Order 2004 applies to suppliers (including online retailers) that sell products (not services) to consumers. The Order requires the selling price and, where appropriate, the unit price of products to be clearly displayed. EU directive The Price Marking Order 2004 implements Directive 98/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ [...]

The Money Laundering Regulations 2007

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Reference: UK/2007/SI/2157 The Money Laundering Regulations 2007 are designed to protect the UK financial system. If your business is covered by the regulations you must put in place certain controls to prevent it being used for money laundering by criminals and terrorists. Nominated officer These include appointing a ‘nominated officer’, checking the identity of customers and [...]

The Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008

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Reference: UK/2008/SI/2986 The Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2008 transpose the EU Rome II Regulation into UK law. The EU Regulation deals with applicable law relating to non-contractual obligations, and particularly focuses on where harm has been done through the consumer’s use of information society services. EU regulation The Regulations implement [...]

The Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2009

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Reference: UK/2009/SI/3064 The Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations (England and Wales and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2009 transpose the EU’s Rome I Regulation which came into operation on 17th December 2009. This instrument lays down uniform choice of law rules in relation to claims in contract. Rome I Regulation The Regulations implement Regulation (EC) 593/2008 of the European Parliament [...]

The Health and Safety (Display Equipment) Regulations 1992

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Reference: UK/1992/SI/2782 The Health & Safety (Display Equipment) Regulations 1992 require organisations to ensure that visual display units, for example computer screens comply with health and safety rules. These are the regulations that require you to take sufficient breaks when using IT. Display screen equipment directive The Regulations generally give effect as respects to the UK to the [...]

The Financial Services (Distance Marketing) Regulations 2004

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The Financial Services (Distance Marketing) Regulations 2004 are similar to The Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 concerning the protection of consumers who purchase products and services ‘at a distance’. But these particular regulations cover financial products and services… The Financial Services (Distance Marketing) Regulations 2004 give effect in the United Kingdom to Directive 2002/65/EC of [...]