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Check out the January 2018 edition of the UK Environmental, Safety & Health team’s monthly newsletter, frESH Law Horizons: Key Developments in UK and EU Environment, Safety and Health Law and Procedure, for “bite-sized” updates on EU and UK law and policy on the following hot topics:

  • The UK government’s Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-22, and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention enforcement data for 2016
  • The Local Government Association guide for councils on their role on the prevention of modern slavery
  • The Health and Safety Executive is beginning a programme of unannounced inspections
  • Recent prosecutions and fines
  • The Home Affairs Select Committee response to the Sentencing Council manslaughter consultation
  • Successful appeal against fine for a health and safety conviction on the grounds of misapplication of Sentencing Guidelines
  • A corporate manslaughter case dealing with fines for micro companies
  • Select Committee hearing evidence on the likely gap in provisions to monitor and control food safety after Brexit
  • EU representatives reached a provisional agreement on the Circular Economy Package
  • EU Commission has adopted a Plastics Strategy
  • EU Emissions Trading Scheme Brexit safeguard measures
  • The Chinese import ban on recyclates
  • UK government’s 25 year environment plan
  • UK implementation of the Medium Combustion Plants Directive, and introduction of emission limits for generators
  • The European Chemicals Agency has announced seven further chemicals as substances of very high concern (SVHC) and an update to the entry for Bisphenol-A
  • Recent legal actions related to fracking
  • The Environment Agency consultation on a revised Enforcement and Sanctions Policy
  • The UK microbeads ban
  • The “latte levy” on disposable coffee cups
  • The UK government’s Water Abstraction Plan 2017

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