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.