frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in Environment Safety and Health Law and Procedure

    View Authors January 2018

    Our Environmental, Safety & Health team is pleased to share with you our new monthly newsletter, frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure; providing bite-size updates on EU and UK law and policy.

    This month’s edition includes:

    • The UK government’s Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-22, and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention enforcement data for 2016
    • The Local Government Association guide for councils on their role on the prevention of modern slavery
    • The Health and Safety Executive is beginning a programme of unannounced inspections
    • Recent prosecutions and fines
    • The Home Affairs Select Committee response to the Sentencing Council manslaughter consultation
    • Successful appeal against fine for a health and safety conviction on the grounds of misapplication of Sentencing Guidelines
    • A corporate manslaughter case dealing with fines for micro companies
    • Select Committee hearing evidence on the likely gap in provisions to monitor and control food safety after Brexit
    • EU representatives reached a provisional agreement on the Circular Economy Package
    • EU Commission has adopted a Plastics Strategy
    • EU Emissions Trading Scheme Brexit safeguard measures
    • The Chinese import ban on recyclates
    • UK government’s 25 year environment plan
    • UK implementation of the Medium Combustion Plants Directive, and introduction of emission limits for generators
    • The European Chemicals Agency has announced seven further chemicals as substances of very high concern (SVHC) and an update to the entry for Bisphenol-A
    • Recent legal actions relating to fracking
    • The Environment Agency consultation on a revised Enforcement and Sanctions policy
    • The UK microbeads ban
    • The “latte levy” on disposable coffee cups
    • The UK government’s Water Abstraction Plan 2017