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

    View Author February 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):

    • Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) successfully prosecutes six COVID-19 offences
    • Draft Online Safety Bill amended to create new communications offences
    • National Highways will not face a corporate manslaughter charge over M1 “smart motorway” death
    • Company fined £1.5 million following death of electrician who fell from a crane platform
    • The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) Publishes Enforcement Data
    • Case against the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is dismissed – FSA is authority on whether meat is “fit for human consumption”
    • Report on the safe use of driverless automated vehicles published by the Law Commission
    • The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its latest report
    • Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) issues guidance on mandatory climate-related financial disclosures
    • Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) published its formal complaints procedure and extends remit to Northern Ireland
    • United Nations negotiators have agreed a roadmap for a global plastic treaty
    • European Commission presents controversial rules on the sustainability of nuclear and gas
    • European Commission to request standards for plastic recycling and recycled plastics
    • European Commission proposes rules on supply chain due diligence