frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK and EU Environment, Safety and Health Law, Procedure and Policy

January 2021
Region: Europe

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:

  • New regulator for construction products
  • Poundstretcher is fined for allergen labelling offences
  • Modern Slavery recommendations for financial services
  • Possible manslaughter charge following a Smart Motorway death
  • The HSE and DEFRA update their chemicals Brexit guidance
  • EA issues a position statement to allow increased storage of plastic waste following export rule changes
  • President Joe Biden commits the US to re-joining the Paris Agreement
  • Government publications and consultations issued on low-carbon buildings
  • Environment Bill is delayed again
  • UK Government consults on “Best Available Techniques” – A future regime within the UK preventing or minimising impacts on the environment from industry
  • EU Court requires the European Investment Bank (EIB) to review a decision to finance a biomass power generation plant
  • European Chemicals Agency is to revoke at least 2,900 REACH registrations held by UK companies
  • UK company sues the EU over the Single-use Plastics Directive
  • European authorities to check compliance with authorisations and regarding recovered substances
  • European Commission says that half of green claims lack evidence