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

    View Author January 2022

    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):

    • Update to the PPE at work regulations.
    • Two Food Standards Agency (FSA) food law consultations opened – Novel Foods and Precautionary Allergen Labelling.
    • Sentencing powers of the Magistrates’ Court are to be increased to 12 months’ imprisonment.
    • New “Brexit Freedoms Bill” is announced to govern future changes to EU law and retained EU law.
    • Consultation is opened on the Office for Environmental Protection’s (OEP) draft strategy and enforcement policy.
    • Judgment in two high-profile climate cases goes against the claimants.
    • Government publishes the UK’s Third Climate Change Risk Assessment.
    • Environment Act 2021 commencement regulations are issued.
    • Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) ruling against Oatly in relation to environmental claims in its advertisements.
    • European Commission starts revision of waste rules.
    • European Commission consults on the right to repair.
    • ECHA proposes restriction of PFAS in firefighting foams.