Political timeline

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  • 30 Nov 2021

    Online Civil Money Claims pilot ends

  • Summer 2021

    Interim report on the court modernisation programme expected

  • 2021

    Implementation of £1b modernisation of UK

  • 2021

    Government response on extension of fixed recoverable costs in civil cases expected

  • 31 Dec 2020

    End of Brexit transition period (if the UK has ratified the Withdrawal Agreement)

  • 9-19 Nov 2020

    UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26)

  • Oct 2020

    Small claims whiplash reforms come into force

  • Q4 2020

    Deadline for EU to meet its climate and energy target as set out in 2009 EU regulation

  • 1 Jul 2020

    Deadline for decision on extending Brexit transition period for up to two years

  • Jun 2020

    Registration of UAS operators and certified drones becomes mandatory in EU member states

  • Q2 2020

    FCA to provide an update on work and future priorities with regard to climate change and green finance

  • Q1 2020

    Government response on part two of the Whiplash Consultation

  • Q1 2020

    Government response on amending domestic law on motor insurance (following Vnuk)

  • Q1 2020

    FCA to issue final report on General Insurance Pricing Practices Market Study

    FCA to publish consultation paper on disclosure rules for firms with regard to management of financial risks of climate change

    FCA to provide guidance on Greenwashing and outputs from the Climate Financial Risk Forum (CFRF) by way of further consultation paper

  • 31 Jan 2020

    Brexit Day

  • 30 Jan 2020

    FCA (extended) deadline for notifications for entry into the temporary permissions regime.

  • 28 Jan 2020

    Commencement of the Green Deal initiative

  • 16 Jan 2020

    Law Commission consultation on legal framework for driverless cars (Part 2) closes

  • 1 Jan 2020

    International Maritime Organisation’s global sulphur cap in force

  • 2020

    Government response on fixed costs in clinical negligence claims

  • Q1 2020

    Government response on model directions for credit hire cases

  • 19 Dec 2019

    Queen's Speech

  • 12 Dec 2019

    General election

  • 2 Dec 2019

    The UN Climate Change Conference 2019 (COP25)

  • 30 Nov 2019

    Mandatory requirements for drone registration and pilot competency in force

  • Mid-Nov 2019

    Large-scale testing of new online motor claims portal

  • 29 Oct 2019

    European Council extends Brexit deadline to 31 January 2020

  • 17 Oct 2019

    EU commenced closed door negotiations on regulation preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online

  • 16 Oct 2019

    Law Commission of England and Wales and Scottish Law Commission second consultation paper on automated vehicles (passenger services and public transport)

  • 15 Oct 2019

    Firms to have initial plan in place to manage financial risks from climate change (PRA Supervisory Statement (SS3/19))

  • 14 Oct 2019

    Queen's Speech 

  • 1 Oct 2019

    Discount rate in Scotland to remain unchanged at minus 0.75%

  • 5 Sep 2019

    MoJ response to future provision of medical reports in RTA related personal injury claims consultation

  • 24 Aug 2019

    G7 Summit in Biarritz, France

  • 5 Aug 2019

    New discount rate of minus 0.25% in England and Wales

  • 24 Jul 2019

    Boris Johnson takes over as UK Prime Minister

  • 1 Jul 2019

    Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Act 2019 in force

  • 19 Jun 2019

    Law Commission of England and Wales and Scottish Law Commission response to preliminary consultation on automated vehicles

  • 6 Jun 2019

    MoJ consultation on extending fixed recoverable costs closes

  • 23-26 May 2019

    European Parliament elections

  • 10 Apr 2019

    EU leaders agree to delay Brexit until 31 October 2019

  • 1 Apr 2019

    FCA take over regulatory control of claims management companies

  • 28 Mar 2019

    MoJ consultation on extending fixed recoverable costs opens

  • 19 Mar 2019

    First review of the discount rate under the Civil Liability Act begins

  • 21 Mar 2019

    EU 27 leaders offer short Brexit extension until 22 May if withdrawal agreement is approved

  • March 2019

    EC adopted EASA’s Delegated Act defining the technical requirements for drone operated in the EU

  • 12 Feb 2019

    Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill receives Royal Assent

  • 31 Jan 2019

    Consultation on Part 1 Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) (Scotland) Act 2018 closes

  • 21 Jan 2019

    UK government presents ‘Plan B’ Brexit deal

  • 15 Jan 2019

    UK government loses ‘meaningful vote’ on Brexit deal

2018

20 Dec 2018

  • Civil Liability Bill receives Royal Assent

11 Dec 2018

  • UK Parliament vote on Brexit deal (postponed)

Dec 2018

  • Final review LASPO Part 2 (civil litigation funding)

25 Nov 2018

  • Special meeting of European Council (withdrawal deal endorsed)

8 Nov 2018

  • Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission joint preliminary consultation on automated vehicles published

6 Nov 2018

  • US midterm elections

29 Oct 2018

  • UK Autumn Budget

23 Oct 2018

  • Civil Liability Bill passed with amendments

17-18 Oct 2018

  • EU Brexit summit

17 Oct 2018

  • Relocation of European Medicines Agency to Amsterdam and European Banking Authority to Paris agreed

1 Oct 2018

  • Insurance Distribution Directive requirements in force

26 Aug 2018

  • Government announces insolvency and corporate governance reforms

4 Aug 2018

  • Financial Market Infrastructure Administration Rules in force

30 Jul 2018

  • Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 in force

25 Jul 2018

  • Government Brexit white paper on financial services

19 Jul 2018

  • Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill receives Royal Assent

14 Jun 2018

  • Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) Bill introduced (Scotland)

5 Jun 2018

  • Civil Litigation (Expenses and Group Proceedings) Act 2018 enacted (Scotland)

25 May 2018

  • General Data Protection Regulations in force

7 May 2018

  • Fixed costs for holiday sickness claims in force

11 Apr 2018

  • European Commission proposes New Deal for Consumers Directive

20 Mar 2018

  • Civil Liability Bill introduced to parliament

8 Mar 2018

  • Post-implementation review of LASPO begins

28 Feb 2018

  • Social Media Services Providers (Civil Liability and Oversight) Bill introduced to parliament

2 Feb 2018

  • Asset Freezing (Compensation) Bill introduced to parliament

2017

31 Jul 2017

  • Jackson review of fixed recoverable costs (supplemental report)

20 Mar 2017

  • Personal injury discount rate reduced from 2.5% to minus 0.75%

 

2016

23 Jun 2016

  • Brexit referendum vote to leave the EU