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.
The updates covered in this month’s edition include (among others):
The government has published its COVID-19 summer 2021 roadmap for England, and updated step 4 working safely guidance.
Company is fined £910,000 after a self-employed lorry driver is killed while making a delivery.
Cinema chain is fined £750,000 after a man is killed by a reclining seat.
The UK and the EU have agreed to extend the Northern Ireland Protocol grace period for chilled meat products to 30 September 2021.
Court of Appeal held litigation privilege is still maintained even if a third party had misled as to the purpose of their information request.
Manufacturing company is fined (including under REACH) after workers are exposed to asbestos.
Waste and recycling sector commits to tackling modern slavery.
Health & Safety Executive announces an increase in worker deaths on the day the English football team competed in the semi-final of the Euros.
The Food Standards Agency publishes its revised Food Law Code of Practice.
DEFRA and Natural England launch the biodiversity metric.
Draft UK REACH amendment regulations have been issued and the HSE has also announced the opening of Lead Registrant functionality in UK REACH.
Amendments made to the UK law on waste shipments.
BEIS consults on strengthening the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme.
Record £90 million fine for Southern Water following an EA prosecution.
UK government publishes the Transport Decarbonisation Plan, consults on ending the sale of new non-zero emission HGVs, and issues a Green Paper on a new road vehicle CO2 emissions regulatory framework.
New guidance is issued on best available techniques for carbon capture.
Government consults on the technical details of plastic packaging tax.
DEFRA is consulting on the establishment of an “environmental review”.
Biffa Waste Services Ltd has been fined £1.5 million for illegal waste exports.
Royal Dutch Shell plc has confirmed that it will appeal the Dutch carbon emission ruling.
European Commission proposes a landmark “Fit for 55” package of climate and energy legislation.
European countries announce their intention to restrict PFAS.
New waste gas BREF for the chemical sector.
European Commission proposes a new General Product Safety Regulation.