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

July to September 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 and 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:

  • Government publishes guidance on UK Sustainability Disclosure Standards
  • Publication of UK Single Use Plastics Ban
  • Water company fined for taking too much water from the environment
  • United Nations’ (UN) “Zero Draft” text of Global Plastics Treaty published
  • Government issues consultation on regulations for extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging
  • ClientEarth refused permission to proceed with Shell climate case
  • Environmental collective claim issued against water company for allegedly underreporting polluting discharges and overcharging consumers
  • Removing cap on environmental civil penalties: DEFRA issues response to consultation
  • Amendments to the Levelling up and Regeneration Bill 2022-23
  • DEFRA responds to POPs proposal consultation
  • The post-Brexit Border Target Operating Model (BTOM) in Great Britain
  • Food NGO seeks permission for judicial review of UK free trade agreement with Australia on climate grounds
  • Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) consulting on general review of product safety laws in the UK
  • Government announces indefinite extension to use of CE marks on many products
  • HMRC launches consultation on Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) and mass balance approach for chemically recycled plastic
  • Largest fine of its nature given to Network Rail for health and safety failings

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