ECHA adds another nine substances to EU REACH Candidate List

On 17 January 2023, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added an extra nine substances to the Candidate List under Regulation (EC) 1...

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Retained EU Law Bill continues Parliamentary journey

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill continues on its journey through the House of Commons on 18 January when it reaches the report stage. During this stage, opp...

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HSE issue safety alert for exposure to diacetyl vapour in food and drink manufacture

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have issued a safety alert for exposure to vapour from diacetyl in the manufacture of food and drink. 

Often used as a fla...

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Study shows higher rates of cancer in firefighters

A study published in the Journal of Occupational Medicine, "Scottish Firefighters Occupational Cancer and Disease Mortality Rates: 2000-2020", has outlined that "UK firefighters suffer significant...

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Sustainable drainage to become legal requirement for new developments

On 10 January 2023, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) published a review for the implementation of Schedule 3 to the

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World's coal consumption set to reach new high

The world's coal consumption is set to reach a new high in 2022, a recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report has discovered.

The report, named "Coal 2022", out...

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Blind man injured after manhole left open

A 62-year old registered blind man has suffered injuries to his left leg after a manhole was left open by a family-run plumbing business, leading to a fine for £4,000.

The resident of...

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£200,000 fine after employee suffers injuries after fall

A company has been fined £200,000 after an employee was badly injured and left in a wheelchair from an eight-metre fall through a roof light.

On 5 April 2018, Robin Williamson was car...

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Changes to our bank details

As we head into the New Year, you will have received an email from our Financial Director Rachel Teall informing you of our new bank account details.

Some of you have got in touch...

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MPs say hydrogen is not the solution to achieving net zero

MPs from the Commons Science and Technology Committee have argued that while hydrogen does have an important role to play, it is not the UK's answer to achieving net zero.

One of their main...

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House of Lords call for land use framework in England

A report by the cross-party House of Lords Land Use in England Committee has suggested that a framework for land use should be set up through an independent Land Use Commission.

Their repor...

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Decline in planning applications continues

November sees a continued decline in year-on-year planning submissions.

A total of 51,876 planning applications were submitted through the planning portal across England and Wales in Novemb...

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Cedrec's Christmas office hours

We're almost at the end of another year, and the festive period is upon us!

So we thought we should give you some details on our working hours for the next couple of weeks, as we've all got...

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First Variable Monetary Penalty served by SEPA for landfill odours

A landfill site in Glasgow has been served with a civil penalty fine of £6,200 following a breach of their environmental permit which resulted in the release of odours that affected local com...

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Historic UN Biodiversity Agreement reached

The 15th session of the United Nation's Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) saw 188 governments come together in Montreal, Canada to agree on a historic set of goals to guide global action on biodiver...

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