Terms of Reference
The remit of the Waste Working Party is to monitor, understand and
influence the development of UK waste management law, as well as being
UKELA's advocate on waste management law issues. In particular, we are currently
contributing to UKELA's input to the transition to a
Circular Economy and the implications of Brexit for
The Waste Working Party meets quarterly, usually in London.
The Working Party is open to all UKELA members with experience of waste law. If you would like to join, please contact the group's convenors.
Waste Law after Brexit, Tuesday 29 September 2020.
After the interest and success of our last two years' UKELA seminar, we are pleased to be able to offer a further update seminar. The post-Brexit world is upon us, and will present new challenges for the waste and resources industries. This is the third joint seminar UKELA has hosted with ESA and CIWM and opened to their members. We have an exceptional line up of speakers on this key subject which is open to UKELA, ESA and CIWM members. The seminar is aimed at anyone who deals with waste and resources in a legal, consultancy or technical capacity. The afternoon will provide you with a detailed understanding of the potential impact of Brexit on the UK waste management and export industry. We look forward to welcoming you along - registration is open from 3pm for 3.30pm start.
More details and book on the UKELA website. Chaired by co-convenor, Anna Willetts, and hosted by Clyde & Co.
Dates for your diary – 2020 Waste Working Party meetings
We will have a Waste Working Party meeting at the Annual Conference in June 2020. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 7 October at Clyde & Co., St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, EC3A 7AR
Recent Events and Activities
Anna Willetts, our co-convenor, and Sam Riggs, one of our members, spoke at a UKELA Waste Crime Seminar on 12 February 2020. Anna shared her experience of offering enforcement undertakings for waste offences. Sam spoke on trends in environmental prosecutions. We also heard from Simone Alpin of Anthesis on expert witness work.
Consultation on proposals to tackle crime and poor performance in the waste sector & introduce a new fixed penalty for the waste duty of care
Charging proposals to take effect in England in April 2018: response to Environment Agency's consultation, January 2018
Response to the HM Revenue & Customs consultation on whether to bring illegal waste sites within the scope of the Landfill Tax, March 2017
Fire Prevention Plan Guidance: response to the Environment Agency's consultation, March 2016
Onshore Oil and Gas Sector Guidance: response to Environment Agency consultation, March 2016