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

June 2022
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):

  • Further parts of the Building Safety Act 2022 come into force
  • Review of corporate criminal liability is published by the Law Commission
  • Scottish government identifies a £900 million shortfall for cladding remediation
  • Transport for London admits to Croydon tram crash failings
  • Corporate Homicide Bill is introduced into Scottish Parliament
  • Changes to the product conformity marking process are announced
  • Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland launch an annual review of food standards
  • FSA plans a new UK food safety network to tackle the £9 billion food poisoning challenge
  • Government commits to tackling deforestation in UK supply chains
  • DEFRA and the Environment Agency publish guidance to organisations preparing for extended producer responsibility (EPR)
  • Three environmental and legal organisations challenge the UK government’s Net Zero Strategy in the High Court
  • Greenwashing case updates: Tesco and Sainsburys’ plant-based diet adverts
  • OEP publishes strategy, enforcement policy and first corporate plan
  • Government publishes response to consultation on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) national implementation plan for 2021
  • Dairy Crest Limited given record fine for Davidstow environmental offences
  • European Commission releases new Blue Guide on the implementation of EU product rules 2022
  • Commission updates legislative and policy timeline until the end of 2022
  • European Parliament agrees its position for ETS and CBAM after some controversy
  • Commission updates the definition of nanomaterial
  • Commission concludes evaluation of food contact materials legislation
  • UN countries agree on further regulating e-waste shipments and banning harmful chemicals