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

July 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):

  • 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.