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:

    • Further COVID-19 Restrictions and Guidance on Enforcement Powers and Notices for Local Authorities
    • Court of Appeal Determines If a Building Owner Was an “Employer” Under Health and Safety Laws
    • Crown Court Orders Record Fine for Destroying Bat Roost
    • Southwark Coroner’s Court Concludes Air Pollution was a Material Contribution to Death
    • Green number plates were introduced in the UK
    • Government publishes initial commercial documents for carbon capture usage and storage 
    • UK sets new climate target for 2030
    • National Audit Office (NAO) issues report on achieving net zero
    • Supreme Court reverses decision on Heathrow third runway
    • Government Issues Guidance Confirming Changes on Waste Plastic Import and Export Rules
    • EU/UK Trade Deal: Environmental and Products Standard Highlights
    • Convicted Waste Offender Ordered to Pay £2.1 million in Proceeds of Crime Order
    • European Commission Starts Revision of Rules on Food Contact Materials
    • European Commission Amends Rules on Imports, Exports and Intra-EU Shipments of Plastic Waste
    • European Commission Opens Public Consultation on Industrial Emissions Directive