Defra 388 top-rated beaches after scorching summer boosts visitors to seaside Beaches around the country achieved top water quality standards this year as millions flocked to the coast to enjoy the record-breaking hot weather. 97.9% of bathing waters passed tough standards following a programme of water quality testing at 420 bathing spots carried out by […]

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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 […]

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