Electronic NewsWe are pleased to share with you the latest edition of “frESH Law Horizons – Key Developments in UK & EU Environment, Safety and Health Law, Procedure and Policy”. In our September edition, we summarise 32 developments in the environmental, safety and health sector. Some of the top stories this month include:

  • The 2019 UK Modern Slavery Report is published
  • The Court of Appeal decides that the resources of a parent company should not be taken into account for sentencing unless there are special factors
  • The government issues updated guidance on preparing for Brexit
  • The government publishes the full Environment Bill
  • New Environment Agency guidance confirms the need for a climate change risk assessment with permit applications
  • The government has responded to the Climate Change Committee’s 2019 Progress Report
  • The latest data on clean air indicates that 83% of reporting zones still have illegal levels of air pollution
  • The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is consulting on increasing the minimum energy efficiency standard for non-domestic private rented properties
  • The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a feedback statement on climate change and green finance
  • The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recommends a general ban of Bisphenol A (BPA), Dechlorane Plus and 16 other substances
  • The EU court rules on access to REACH joint submission

For more detailed information on these developments, as well as access to the remaining summaries, make sure you download a copy from our website.  You can also subscribe to ensure you receive our most recent edition every month.