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

    View Author March 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):

    • Scrap metal company is fined £2 million for corporate manslaughter
    • Brothers are ordered to pay £400,000 in proceeds of crime case prosecuted by the Environment Agency (EA)
    • Guidance on notifications of unsafe and non-compliant products is published
    • Serious transgression by an expert and lawyers leads to revocation of permission to rely on the expert’s Evidence
    • Supermarket is fined £1 million for its first health and safety conviction
    • Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) provides environmental sustainability advice to government
    • 175 nations endorse resolution at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Assembly to end plastic pollution
    • UK Government publishes updated proposals on extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging
    • HM Revenue and Customs (HRMC) updates its guidance and publishes force of law guidance for plastic packaging tax (PPT)
    • DEFRA consults on environmental targets for England under the Environment Act 2021
    • DEFRA published new guidance on joint registration and data sharing under UK REACH
    • European Commission proposes broad Ecodesign framework for products
    • European Commission proposes rules to ban greenwashing