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

December 2022/January 2023
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 edition include:

  • £4.4 million fine for civil engineering firm over M6 motorway works
  • Consultation opens on extending investigatory powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) to more public bodies
  • Food company fined £858,000 after an employee loses an arm
  • UKCA marking transitional deadlines extended
  • Insurance exclusion for “pollution and contamination” considered by Court of Appeal
  • Competition and Markets Authority to crack down on greenwashing in fast-moving goods sector
  • DEFRA publishes government response to consultation on proposed ban for single-use plastics
  • DEFRA and devolved administrations publish response to deposit return scheme consultation for England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Net Zero Review highlights “historic opportunities” and economic benefits of green growth
  • The long awaited proposal for Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation
  • The European Chemicals Agency adds nine chemicals to the candidate list of substances on very high concern
  • Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden have submitted their PFAS restriction proposal
  • Progress made on sustainability reporting and due diligence proposals
  • Revision of CLP Regulation

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