frESH Law Horizons – Key Developments in UK and EU Environment, Safety and Health Law, Procedure and Policy

    View Authors November 2018
    Our Environmental, Safety & Health team is pleased to share with you the latest edition of our monthly newsletter, frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure; providing bite-size updates on EU and UK law, procedure and policy.

    This month’s edition includes the following:
    • Sentencing Guidelines on Manslaughter in force from 1 November 2018
    • Director sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment and company fined £700,000 for breach of Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
    • Home Office publishes 2018 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery
    • HSE releases Great Britain’s annual injury and ill health statistics, which show number of prosecutions resulting in conviction has fallen, but fines have increased
    • Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) published the UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025
    • The House of Lords European Union Committee has published its report on Brexit: chemical regulation
    • DEFRA and Environment Agency published Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations guidance
    • The Environment Agency is setting up an “intelligence sharing concordat” with the waste industry
    • Dyson succeeded in energy labelling case
    • Pipeline company pays £150,000 enforcement undertaking for a major pollution incident
    • Restrictions added to REACH Regulation affecting clothes or related accessories, textiles and footwear.