Greener UK Risk Tracker argues that with less than four months to go until the UK leaves the EU huge uncertainties remain over the future of environmental safeguards BusinessGreen ‘The government’s shock decision to delay today’s hotly anticipated parliamentary vote on its proposed Withdrawal Agreement has further fuelled fears a ‘no deal’ Brexit could unleash […]

Read More

The considerable uncertainties of Brexit surfaced with a vengeance last week. At least Michael Gove decided to stay at Defra. He has been the only Conservative Environment Minister who has understood environment and under his direction a considerable amount of work has been done. Given the light weight non entities that preceded him his loss […]

Read More

Government’s 25 Year Plan for the Environment: Government Response Published   The Environmental Audit Committee publishes the Government’s response to its report ‘The Government’s 25 Year Plan for the Environment’. Read the Government Response: The Government’s 25 Year Plan for the Environment Read the Government Response: The Government’s 25 Year Plan for the Environment (PDF […]

Read More

EAC Chair Mary Creagh MP condemns raid on Agency staff to work on Brexit 08 November 2018 The Environmental Audit Committee publishes a letter from Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, confirming that 400 staff have been moved from Natural England, the Environment Agency, Rural Payments Agency, and other Defra […]

Read More