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:
- Fire Safety Act 2021 receives Royal Assent.
- Metro operator fined £1.5 million after a worker was electrocuted on high-voltage overhead cables.
- Government advisory group recommends default flexible working policies post-pandemic.
- Environmental lawyer found in contempt by the Supreme Court.
- Rail company fined £700,000 after a fire broke out at a substation in Kent.
- UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UKETS) auction launches, with carbon prices higher than in the EU.
- High Court judgment on an environmental warranty claim.
- The Environment Bill returned to Parliament on 26 May.
- Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) consults on draft guidance for businesses about “green” claims.
- Dutch court orders Shell to reduce its CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030.
- Thames Water fined £4 million for sewage pollution.
- Scientists write a letter to UK ministers about chemical data requirements under UK REACH.
- Young people challenge government on climate policies.
- European Commission starts revision of the REACH and CLP Regulations.
- European Commission adopts the Zero Pollution Action Plan.
- European Commission issues draft rules on the separate collection of single-use plastic beverage bottles.
- European Parliament demands that the EU strengthens its rules on companies’ environmental liability.