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Land Business Tracker | November 2022

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Welcome to our quarterly tracker of key land management, farming, planning and energy regulation and legislation.

In this issue we cover:



  •  National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates (UK) 
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (UK) 



  • Charities Act 2022 (England & Wales)


  • Protect Duty (UK)
  • Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill (England and Wales) 
  • Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (UK – but application varies) 



  • Net Zero Strategy (UK) 
  • Water abstraction and impounding licensing in England: changes to the regulatory framework (England)
  • Consultation on environmental targets (England) 
  • Guiding principles on the environment: draft statutory guidance (Scotland) 
  • New National Parks for Scotland (Scotland) 
  •  Wildlife Management (Grouse) Bill (Scotland) 



  • Agricultural support schemes (England) 


  • Delivering our vision for Scottish agriculture – proposals for a new Agriculture Bill (Scotland)
  • Agricultural (Wales) Bill (Wales)
  • Soil Carbon Code (UK)



  • Good Food Nation (Scotland) Act (Scotland) 


  • Local development planning – regulations and guidance: consultation (Scotland) 
  • Draft National Planning Framework 4 (Scotland) 
  • Permitted Development Rights review (Scotland) 



  • The Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (UK)
  • The Building Safety Act (UK)
  • Business rates relief (UK) 
  • Boiler Upgrade Scheme (England and Wales) 
  • The Fire Safety Act 2021 (England and Wales) 
  • The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land) Regulations 2021 (Scotland)


  • Heat and buildings strategy (UK) 
  • Changes to permitted development rights for electronic communications infrastructure (UK) 
  • Land Reform Bill (Scotland) 
  • The Council Tax (Long-term Empty Dwellings and Dwellings Occupied Periodically) (Wales) Regulations 2022 (Wales) 
  • Second homes in Wales – statutory licensing scheme (Wales) 
  • Proposed Land Transaction Tax higher rates for second homes (Wales) 



  • Right to Rent checks (UK) 
  • Electrical safety in the private rented sector (England) 
  • Domestic smoke and carbon monoxide alarms (England) 
  • Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) (Scotland) Bill 2022 (Scotland) 
  • Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2022 (Scotland)
  • Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Act 2021 (Wales) 
  • The Non-Domestic Rating (Amendment of Definition of Domestic Property) (Wales) Order 2022 (Wales) 


  • Renters’ Reform Bill (England) 
  • The Decent Homes Standard (England)
  • Improving the energy performance of privately rented homes in England and Wales (England and Wales) 
  • A New Deal for Tenants – draft Rented Sector Strategy consultation (Scotland) 
  • Energy Efficiency (Domestic Private Rented Property) (Scotland) Regulations (Scotland) 



  • Annual Investment Allowance and 130% ‘super-deduction’ (UK) 
  • Registration of Trusts with HMRC (UK) 
Jeremy Dawson
Director, Land Management
Central and West
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