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:
Airline company fined £1.8 million after employee was crushed by an airline tug pulling a train of luggage.
The National Audit Office published its report on UK product safety regulation.
Bill proposes amendments to Modern Slavery Act to introduce an offence for false or incomplete information included in a business’s modern slavery statement.
NHS Trust fined £1.5 million and ordered to pay costs of £86,222 after failing to manage risks.
Committee on Climate Change published its third Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk
UK government will require businesses to commit to net zero by 2050 as a condition of bidding for any major government contracts.
HM Treasury launched the Green Technical Advisory Group to help tackle “greenwashing”.
Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures is launched and publishes its first report.
HM Treasury published the government response to the Dasgupta review on biodiversity.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is consulting on compensation relating to the UK Emissions Trading Scheme and the Carbon Price Support .
The Environment Agency has published its latest list of enforcement undertakings.
The Health & Safety Executive has published the UK REACH Work Programme, which describes operational work planned for 2021/22
Slovenian Council Presidency outlines sustainability policy priorities.
European Commission plans carbon border adjustment mechanism for imports of iron, steel, cement, fertilisers, aluminium and electricity.
European Commission proceeds with infringement procedures against 18 member states due to their failure to comply with EU waste law.