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

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