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 our 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:

    • The 2019 UK Modern Slavery Report is published
    • The Court of Appeal decides that the resources of a parent company should not be taken into account for sentencing unless there are special factors
    • The government issues updated guidance on preparing for Brexit
    • The government publishes the full Environment Bill
    • New Environment Agency guidance confirms the need for a climate change risk assessment with permit applications
    • The government has responded to the Climate Change Committee’s 2019 Progress Report
    • The latest data on clean air indicates that 83% of reporting zones still have illegal levels of air pollution
    • The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is consulting on increasing the minimum energy efficiency standard for non-domestic private rented properties
    • The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a feedback statement on climate change and green finance
    • The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recommends a general ban of Bisphenol A (BPA), Dechlorane Plus and 16 other substances
    • The EU court rules on access to REACH joint submission