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Could the HSE take a leaf out of the Environment Agency’s enforcement book?

Matt Kyle, Associate Director at Osborne Clarke, considers how health and safety enforcement is evolving with an eye on the approach of other regulators. Read More

Yorkshire Water fined £1.6m for sewage pollution

Yorkshire Water has been fined £1,600,750 for polluting a Bradford watercourse in a prosecution brought by the Environment Agency. Read More

Man receives suspended prison sentence for exposing public to asbestos

Lee Charles has received a suspended prison sentence for deceiving the public about his ability to handle asbestos safely. Read More

Man fined for operating illegal waste site

Business owners have been encouraged ensure that they are using legitimate companies to deal with their waste, after a man was prosecuted and fined for storing, treating and disposing of waste on land. Read More

Hotel sewage discharge leads to £90k fine

Bourne Leisure Ltd, the group that owns the Thoresby Hall Hotel in Ollerton, near Newark, has been convicted after discharging partially treated sewage effluent into the River Meden. Read More

Arco offers advice to prevent flood damage

Arco has offered advice on how employers can protect their businesses in the event of a flood. Read More

Farmer gets suspended prison sentence after admitting illegally burning fridges and animals

Despite warnings from the Environment Agency, a Norfolk-based farmer continued to collect and burn hazardous waste including fridges, freezers and dead animals. Read More

Government rejects car wash licensing scheme calls

The House of Commons environmental audit committee has published the Government’s response to a report it published in November, which called for hand car washes to be licensed to prevent “modern slavery in plain sight on Britain’s streets”. Read More

Environment Agency publishes response to the Compliance Classification Scheme guidance consultation

Earlier this month, the Environment Agency published its response to replies received from permitted site operators, Trade Associations and Non-Governmental Organisations following an external consultation into the operation and application of the Compliance Classification Scheme ('CCS') Guidance. Read More

Modern Slavery: MPs call for car wash gangs to be licensed

The Environmental Audit Select Committee has called on ministers to review whether the Modern Slavery Act 2015 should be updated to cover small car wash gangs. Read More



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