The Environment Bill was due to have its Report Stage and third reading on Tuesday 26 January 2021, however the government instead tabled a motion to carry over the Bill to the Second Parliamentary Session due to exceptional pressure on the Parliamentary timetable as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The government says that carrying over the Bill will allow for […]

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Water UK has issued an updated briefing note outlining the industry’s position on the Environment Bill, which is currently in Report Stage in the Commons. It sets out how the body thinks the legislation can be improved. The industry body broadly supports the Bill, “including the introduction of biodiversity net gain, conservation covenants, moves to […]

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Health and the environment December 3rd: Speech by Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency, to the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. This has been an extremely hard year for everyone… …and people have thought about health and environment more than perhaps they would in another year. The pandemic led to an […]

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