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Government launches business productivity review

25 May 2018

The Government is to undertake a comprehensive productivity review to help better understand the factors affecting the UK’s poor performance.

Environment Agency warns of a water resource crisis across England

24 May 2018

England is facing serious water shortages and water companies must pursue more ambitious water management strategies, the Environment Agency (EA) says.

DEFRA opens consultation on the contents of Environmental Principles and Governance Bill

24 May 2018

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has opened a new consultation on a new environment law to deliver a Green Brexit.

Businesses offer to pay more for an “effective” producer packaging system

23 May 2018

Businesses want reforms to the producer responsibility regime and are willing to pay more into the packaging system provided it is adequately funded and works effectively.

UK environmental goods and services sector showing strong growth

23 May 2018

The environmental goods and services sector (EGSS) contributed £62.5 billion of output to the UK economy in 2015, growing 27% between 2010 and 2015, according to Government data.

Government to streamline regulations to speed up fracking applications

22 May 2018

The Government has announced a new package of measures to streamline the regulation process for shale gas applications.

Government launches new air pollution strategy

22 May 2018

The Government will launch its new air pollution strategy today, which it says will cut air pollution and save lives.

British Government referred to European courts over illegal air pollution levels

18 May 2018

The European Commission has launched legal proceedings against the UK over its continued failure to tackle air pollution.

Dramatic drop in asbestos production worldwide

15 May 2018

Campaigners have welcomed a dramatic drop in the production of asbestos around the world, with just three countries continuing to mine the deadly fibre.

Regulator updates guidance on environmental permits

15 May 2018

The Environment Agency (EA) has updated guidance on how it intends to regulate and assess operations covered by environmental permitting regulations.