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:

    • Government issues guidance on working safely during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
    • The Food Standards Agency has issued guidance on reopening and adapting food businesses during COVID-19.
    • The Court of Appeal has decided that causation does not require foreseeability of circumstances of harm just risk of harm.
    • The government has published a series of documents in relation to its position on future trading relationships with the EU.
    • The Environment Agency has issued further COVID-19 related regulatory position Statements.
    • Heathrow Airport has been granted permission to appeal against the third runway ruling.
    • The COP 26 climate talks will be deferred for a full year.
    • Court dismisses ClientEarth judicial review of approval of Drax’s gas turbine plans.
    • The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has launched a consultation on proposals to revise its Maximising Economic Recovery (MER) strategy to take account of the 2050 net zero target.
    • New Regulations specify lower levels for disposal of equipment containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
    • The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) launches a waste supply chain standard.
    • The European Commission has launched a public consultation on revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation.
    • National competent authorities call for evidence on PFAS.