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

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    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):

    • Safe standing at Premier League and Championship football stadiums starting this season.
    • Members of Parliament (MPs) and Unions call for maximum workplace temperature limits.
    • Food waste recycling company fined for double corporate manslaughter.
    • Contempt of court to be reviewed by the Law Commission.
    • Ministry of Defence (MOD) issued with Crown Censure after a Marine recruit drowned during training.
    • Maximum sentencing powers for Magistrates increased in respect of either way offences.
    • High Court deems UK government’s climate strategy “unlawful”.
    • UK government consults on ending sales of new non-zero-emission powered lightweight vehicles by 2035.
    • Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) consults on second draft of disclosure framework.
    • Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) announces investigation into regulation of combined sewer overflows (CSOs).
    • Court of Appeal (CA) rules that discharges of foul water into canal are not nuisance or trespass.
    • The EA issues wider call for higher sanctions for serious and deliberate pollution incidents.
    • UK REACH: DEFRA consults on extending submission deadline for transitional registrations.
    • DEFRA commits to OEP’s recommendations on a comprehensive and systematic approach to the environment agenda.
    • Industry groups raise concerns over a possible new classification of lithium under CLP.
    • European Commission consults on current waste management practices to adopt early warning report.