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

    View Authors August 2019

    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:

    • Court of Appeal dismisses appeal by Thames Water against £2 million fine imposed by the Crown Court
    • Construction company fined £1 million and employee, a site supervisor, given suspended custodial sentence following death
    • Government seek comments on draft Statutory Guidance for proposed implementation of Offensive Weapons Act 2019, including provisions on remote (online) sales of knives and other bladed articles and new offence for sale of corrosive product to underage person
    • Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Publishes Corporate Co-Operation Guidance
    • Almost 60 chemical manufacturers commit to re-evaluating the safety data in their reach registration dossiers
    • Council has approved the purchase and subsequent demolition of houses in an air pollution hot-spot
    • Boris Johnson has said that the UK’s environmental standards could 'diverge' from EU standards after Brexit
    • The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published advice on carbon pricing, including views on the establishment of a UK emissions trading scheme
    • ECHA launches public consultation on authorisation of chromium trioxide