frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK and EU Environment Safety and Health Law Procedure and Policy

November 2021
Region: Europe

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):

  • COVID-19: new controls and regulations
  • OPSS publishes its call for evidence response on reforming product safety law
  • Government announces review into HGV driver training
  • Age Assurance (Minimum Standards) Bill receives second reading in House of Lords
  • Company fined for failures to protect staff working in the community
  • HSE launches Working Minds campaign
  • Thames Water fined £4 million for sewage discharge
  • Following COP26, the government has made a number of related announcements
  • The Environment Bill receives Royal Assent
  • DEFRA consults on single-use plastic bans for England
  • HMRC publishes updated guidance and draft regulations for UK plastic packaging tax
  • The European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation on deforestation-free products
  • Member states back new rules on industrial emissions from large combustion plants
  • European Commission removes REACH authorisation exemptions for uses of DEHP in medicinal products and medical devices
  • EFSA consults on phthalates in food contact materials