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Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) consults on draft guidance for businesses about “green” claims.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.