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The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Portsmouth and the Solent) (No. 2) (Revocation) Regulations 2017

The A87 Trunk Road (Dunvegan Road, Portree) (Temporary Prohibition of Specified Turns) Order 2017

The Hirwaun Generating Station (Amendment) Order 2017

This Order amends the Hirwaun Generating Station Order 2015, a development consent order under the Planning Act 2008, following an application made in accordance with the Infrastructure Planning (Changes to, and Revocation of, Development Consent Orders) Regulations 2011 for a non-material change under paragraph 2 of Schedule 6 to the Planning Act 2008. This Order amends some of the requirements of the authorised development by enabling construction of the bat mitigation structure prior to other elements of the authorised development.

The Communications Act 2003 and the Digital Economy Act 2017 (Consequential Amendments to Secondary Legislation) Regulations 2017

These Regulations update references in secondary legislation to terms which have been superseded by amendments made by the Communications Act 2003 (c.21) and by the Digital Economy Act 2017 (c.30) (“the 2017 Act”). In particular, the 2017 Act enacts a new electronic communications code and these Regulations largely make amendments relating to the definitions of certain terms used in that code.

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Portsmouth and the Solent) (No. 2) Regulations 2017

The Electronic Communications Code (Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017

The electronic communications code in Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications Act 1984 (the “existing code”, for the purposes of these Regulations) was re-enacted in a revised code in Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003, as inserted by section 4 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 (the “new code” for the purposes of these Regulations). Schedule 2 to the Digital Economy Act 2017 makes transitional provision in relation to provisions of the revised code itself.

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (European Union Financial Sanctions) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2017

The Transfer of Functions (Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) Order 2017

This Order in Council is made under sections 1 and 2 of the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975. It makes provision for and in connection with the transfer of functions from the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Independent Schools) (England) (No. 2) Order 2017

This Order designates the independent schools listed in the Schedule as having a religious character to the extent set out in that Schedule.

The Social Security and Child Support (Care Payments and Tenant Incentive Scheme) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

These Regulations amend social security and child support regulations.

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2017

These Regulations are the second commencement regulations made under the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (c.22) (“the Act”), which amends the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c. 29) (“POCA”) and the Terrorism Act 2000 (c.11) (“TACT”).

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These Regulations revise the certification regime applicable to United Kingdom fishing vessels, and non-United Kingdom fishing vessels operating in United Kingdom waters. In order to obtain a Certificate of Compliance, a vessel must comply with an applicable Code of Practice, determinable by the size of the fishing vessel and the waters within which it operates. The Codes of Practice deal with the safe operation, construction and equipping of fishing vessels. They implement Council Directive 93/103/EC of 23rd November 1993 concerning the minimum safety and health requirements for work on board fishing vessels and Council Directive 97/70/EC of 11th December 1997 setting up a harmonised safety regime for fishing vessels of 24 metres in length and over, as amended by Commission Directive 2002/35/EC.

The Social Security (Qualifying Young Persons Participating in Relevant Training Schemes) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

These Regulations amend the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 1996 (S.I. 1996/207) (“the JSA Regulations 1996”), the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/794) (“the ESA Regulations 2008”), the Universal Credit Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/376) (“the UC Regulations”) and the Jobseeker’s Allowance Regulations 2013 (S.I. 2013/378) (“the JSA Regulations 2013”).

The Criminal Justice (Sentencing) (Licence Conditions) (Amendment) Order 2017

This Order adds an additional type of licence condition to article 7 of the Criminal Justice (Sentencing) (Licence Conditions) Order 2015 (S.I. 2015/337) (“the 2015 Order”) that may be applied to offenders sentenced to a determinate sentence of imprisonment and released on licence from that sentence. The type of licence condition added is one concerning restriction of specified conduct or specified acts.

The Sections 106B, 106C and 106D of the Taxes Management Act 1970 (Specified Threshold Amount) Regulations 2017

A taxpayer will be guilty of an offence under sections 106B, 106C or 106D of the Taxes Management Act 1970 (c. 9) (“TMA 1970”) in respect of certain failures to comply with sections 7 or 8 of the TMA 1970 for the year of assessment commencing on 6th April 2017 or a subsequent year where, as a result of the failure, the taxpayer does not tell the Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) that the taxpayer is liable to pay an amount of income tax or capital gains tax chargeable on or by reference to offshore income, assets or liabilities (“relevant tax”). There is no offence under those provisions if the total of the relevant tax unreported to HMRC for the year of assessment in question does not exceed the “threshold amount”. Regulation 3 specifies the threshold amount as £25,000. Regulations 4 to 9 set out the means of determining whether the threshold amount has been exceeded.

The Offshore Asset Moves Penalty (Specified Territories) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

These Regulations come into force on 3rd November 2017. They amend the list of “specified territories” in the Schedule to the Offshore Asset Moves Penalty (Specified Territories) Regulations 2015 (S.I. 2015/866) (“the Specified Territories Regulations”). The Specified Territory Regulations specify the territories for the purposes of determining whether a “relevant offshore asset move” described in paragraph 4 of Schedule 21 to the Finance Act 2015 (c. 11) (“Schedule 21”) has occurred. A person becomes liable to a penalty under Schedule 21 if that person is already liable to a penalty specified in paragraph 2 of Schedule 21 (“the original penalty”) in respect of a “deliberate failure” (see paragraph 3 of Schedule 21) and, after the relevant time (determined in accordance with paragraph 5 of Schedule 21), that person makes a relevant offshore asset move (from a “specified territory” to a “non-specified territory”) for the purpose of preventing or delaying the discovery by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs of the potential loss of income tax, capital gains tax or inheritance tax relating to the original penalty.

Act of Sederunt (Civil Legal Aid Rules Amendment) 2017

This Act of Sederunt amends the Act of Sederunt (Civil Legal Aid Rules) 1987 by replacing rule6 which concerns procedure in applications under section 19(1) of the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 (applications for expenses out of the Legal Aid Fund).