Ofwat has published its new strategy ‘Time to Act, Together’, setting out the regulator’s ambition for the water sector. It marks a shifting approach to regulation, based on 3 goals: To transform water companies’ performance To drive water companies to meet long-term challenges through increased collaboration and partnerships For water companies to provide greater public […]

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From containment news, originally printed in Famers Guardian Jill Crawford, who works for the UK Environmental Law Association, sounded the alarm at a Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum (WEETF) event in London last month. The EA has seen its environmental protection budget slashed by 55 per cent since 2010/11, from £113m to £50m in 2016/17. “It is vital our […]

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Following Michael Gove’s recent appearance before the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee, it seems Defra is to assess its arms-length agencies after Brexit in a move that could see the Environment Agency merged with Natural England. Environment secretary Michael Gove said that Defra’s director general for strategy delivery Shaun Gallagher would lead the review. […]

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