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Murky waters: record £90 million fine for dumping sewage

United Kingdom - April 14 2022 A record £90 million fine has been imposed on Southern Water after pleading guilty to over 6000 illegal discharges of sewage and 51 breaches of…

Francesca Hodgson, Davina Watson

Living with COVID-19: what are the legal issues for employers?

United Kingdom - March 2 2022 On 21 February, the Prime Minister outlined the Government's proposals to end all remaining COVID-19 domestic restrictions in England. This is…

Dan Fawcett, Karen Plumbley-Jones

The Environment Act 2021 - what about waste?

United Kingdom - November 19 2021 The Environment Act 2021 received Royal Assent on 9 November 2021. It has taken its time to get here, with a general election, Brexit, a global…

Ashley Borthwick, Francesca Hodgson

An indictment of a consumerist society? Pressure mounts on manufacturers, retailers and online marketplaces

United Kingdom - August 17 2021 The recent ITV News investigation into Amazon's waste removal and destruction policies claims that Amazon destroys millions of unsold products every…

Francesca Hodgson, Davina Watson

Protect duty consultation: public protection and preparedness against terrorist attacks

United Kingdom - April 14 2021 The Home Office has commenced a public consultation on how legislation, known as the Protect Duty, may be used to enhance the protection of publicly…