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

October 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:

  • Increased Regulatory Exemptions for Smaller Businesses Announced by the Government.
  • Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) Reaffirms That Legal Privilege Does Not Act Retrospectively.
  • Sentencing Council to Consult on its Totality Guidance.
  • Chocolate Manufacturer Fined £800,000 for Injury to a Factory Worker.
  • HSE Launches Waste Management Inspection Initiative.
  • HSE Publishes Work-related Suicide Report.
  • Large “Budget” Retailer Convicted and Fined for Asbestos Management Failures.
  • Group Companies Fined for Exposing Workers to Excessive Radiation.
  • European Commission (EC) Proposes Package of Measures to Tackle Asbestos.
  • Food Standards Agency (FSA) Launches Consultation on Proposed Food Law Code of Practice (England) (Code) in Relation to a New Food Standards Delivery Model.
  • FSA Publishes Response to Proposed Amendment to Edible Insects Legislation.
  • FSA Publishes Food Safety Charter.
  • Local Authorities Can Prosecute Consumer Rights Act Offences Committed Outside Their Local Area.
  • New Oil and Gas Fields Could Lead to UK Failing To Meet Its Carbon Budget for 2023-2037.
  • Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) Bans Bank’s Adverts for Misleading Green Claims.
  • Water Company Fined Over £1.2 Million for Pollution Incidents.
  • UK Government Proposes Thousand-fold Increase in Fines for Water Companies.
  • Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Publishes Its Fifth Status Report.
  • Financial Reporting Council (FRC) Publishes Reported Aimed at Supporting Companies With Their Non-financial Disclosures.
  • Climate Change Committee (CCC) Publishes Its Report on Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCMs) and Offsetting.
  • Delays Expected to Scottish Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) as Group Launches Judicial Review.
  • New Prime Minister Reinstates Fracking Ban.
  • Waste Holder Fined for Failing to Keep and Serve Waste Transfer Notes.
  • UK Government Drops Appeal Against High Court Loss on Net-Zero Strategy.
  • Natural Resources Wales (NRW) Consults on Increasing Charges for Environmental Licences and Permits.
  • HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) Updates Two Pieces of Guidance on Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT).
  • HSE Publishes Members of the UK Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Independent Scientific Expert Pool (RISEP).
  • ASA Publishes Research on Consumer Understanding of Environmental Claims.
  • Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) revisions leaked from the Commission.
  • European Commission Identifies Safe and Sustainable by Design Research Needs in Research and Innovation Plan.
  • European Commission Adopts Its Work Programme for 2023.
  • European Chemicals Agency Report on Chemical Export Notifications Shows an Increase in Exports.
  • Commission Consults on Upcoming Rules for Materials in Contact With Food.
  • Commission Presents Legislative Package to Address Air and Water Pollution.

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