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.

This month’s edition includes the following:

  • The Home Office has published its response to the fire safety consultation for England.
  • Modern slavery – registry launched and guide to powers also published.
  • The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has published a call for evidence seeking views on changes to the UK product safety regime.
  • Thames Water fined £2.3 million for foreseeable pollution from sewage discharge.
  • Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy.
  • New energy efficiency legislation announced by UK government, and response to eco-design consultation.
  • Government confirmed in consultation response the 2030 date for ending sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans.
  • DEFRA consults on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) national implementation plan (NIP).
  • BEIS consults on mandatory climate-related financial disclosures by publicly quoted companies, large private companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs).
  • DEFRA announces second consultations on extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging and a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers.

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