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:

    • 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.