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

January 2019

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:

  • The Environment Bill is published, setting out post-Brexit environmental governance
  • Defra publishes its long-awaited Resources and Waste Strategy for England
  • Defra has issued its Clean Air Strategy
  • Government consults on modernising water regulation in England
  • Environment Agency has issued a rare notice of liability under the Environmental Damage Regulations
  • Thames Water fined £2 million following conviction for avoidable release of raw sewage
  • HSE releases Great Britain’s annual injury and ill health statistics
  • Violence at Work - NHS Trust fined £300,000 after nurses stabbed
  • Independent review of Modern Slavery Act 2015 has called for tighter rules on modern slavery statements
  • EU legislators concluded negotiations and agreed on the text of the Single-use Plastics Directive
  • ECHA submits proposals to restrict microplastics under REACH