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

September 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:

  • Food company fined £216,000 after a sharp piece of metal was found in a doughnut
  • Roofing contractor fined for death of worker who fell from roof and for the contractor failing to have employers’ liability insurance
  • The Office for Product Safety and Standards publishes its product regulation strategy for 2022-2025
  • Guidance on Cosmetic Products Enforcement updated following relaxation of UK Conformity Assessed (‘UKCA’) marking rules
  • Proposed regulation of deforestation free products adopted by European Parliament
  • Section 22 POCA calculations should consider all assets, including those no longer held by the defendant
  • Court of Appeal allows use of Whatsapp as evidence provided it meets the interests of justice
  • Government publishes response to consultation on GB road vehicle approval scheme
  • ‘Brexit Freedoms Bill’ introduced to Parliament
  • Previously directly effective EU laws remain enforceable after Brexit
  • Government opens a consultation on UK mandatory water efficiency labelling
  • Welsh Government to introduce a bill banning single use plastics
  • Government Updates its guidance on plastic packaging tax
  • Government Announces Net Zero Target Review, issues call for evidence and extends deadline to respond to Climate Change Committee’s annual progress report
  • Public consultation on applications for UK REACH authorisation
  • UK Government announces end to fracking ban in England
  • European Commission consults on new hazard classes for chemicals under classification, labelling and packaging legislation
  • European Commission adopts new rules on recycled plastics in contact with food
  • NGOs start several legal actions on taxonomy criteria classifying bio-energy and gas as sustainable activities.
  • New regulation open for consultation to introduce new governance rules for European Chemicals Agency (‘ECHA’)
  • European Commission outlines priorities for the year ahead in the State of the Union speech