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:

    • Covid-19: Guidance for Businesses Collecting Personal Details issued.
    • Covid-19: Health and Safety Executive (HSE) checks on compliance take place.
    • Covid-19: Face coverings regulations published, with exclusion.
    • A consultation on courts’ powers to depart from retained EU case law after Brexit transition period was launched.
    • Trials for electric scooter rentals on roads in Great Britain start.
    • The Environment Agency (EA) has launched its 5 year plan for reaching a greener, healthier future.
    • The government has affirmed its commitment to crack down on single use plastics at home and abroad, including PPE.
    • Government consults on a carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions standards regime for new UK-registered vehicles from 1 January 2021.
    • The EA issued a remediation notice for environmental damage.
    • EU leaders agree on cornerstones of long-term budget to recover from COVID-19 crisis, including a plastic tax.
    • European Commission plans law on greenwashing and green claims.
    • European Commission adds 22 hazardous chemicals to EU regulation on imports and exports.