BIS announced that its findings following the Red Tape Challenge on WEEE would result in a range of responses:

• No change when determining relevant year for WEEE figures

• Local Authorities required to consider Schemes’ existing access to WEEE when granting new contracts

• Viable plans de-linked from total control by Environment Agency

• Weights reported by schemes under the viable plans to be submitted accurate to the nearest tonne not to the nearest kilogramme as previously required

• Environment Agency enforcement action to be more transparent

• Ongoing review of registration fees for small producers

• Ongoing consideration of how arbitration in cases of high pricing could assist solutions

Now up to industry to comment and further reaction is expected soon.