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.