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

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    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:

    • Chemical manufacturing company fined £224,000 after worker exposure to chemicals
    • Modern Slavery – Proposed audit of Statement Compliance, further interim reports on Modern Slavery Act 2015 and Guidance on annual statements
    • Food manufacturer fined more than £1.8 million for work at height failures
    • Hoteliers fined for failing to assess presence of asbestos during refurbishment
    • Court holds that Brexit is not an event that will frustrate European Medicines Agency's (EMA’s) lease
    • OECD Report says that waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) free riders are avoiding "tens, if not hundreds, of millions of euros” in compliance costs
    • India has now banned imports of plastic waste
    • Environment Agency will issue revised standard permit rules shortly, following its 2018 consultation
    • Severn Trent Water has been fined £500,000 for polluting a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) with raw sewage
    • European Parliament approves Directive on Single-use Plastics (SUP)
    • European Parliament wants to limit EU regional funding of waste disposal