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:

    • NHS Trust fined after employees and contractors exposed to Asbestos during refurbishment work
    • Court fine for obstructing inspections
    • Corporate manslaughter charges dropped on guilty pleas in relation to health and safety failings
    • National Crime Agency seeks investment of £2.7 billion in connection with serious and organised crime
    • FSA and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) announce support for full ingredient labelling for foods prepacked for direct sale
    • Furore over Natural England (NE) general licences for control of wild birds continues
    • Company and director fined for failing to comply with Improvement Notice
    • Fine of more than £1 million imposed by Aberdeen Sheriff Court for gas release at offshore platform on Boxing Day 2016
    • Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report calls for net zero by 2050 and UK parliament declares climate emergency
    • EU adopts Single-use Plastics Directive