A few weeks ago there was an exchange of letters between Michael Gove and the chairman of Ofwat. In his short letter Michael Gove highlighted a number of points he found unacceptable in the privatised water industry. A new report from the Social Market Foundation think-tank assessing the likely costs associated with nationalising the water and sewerage […]

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Politico  ‘Environment Secretary says government will consult on proposals for a new policy statement that sets out post-Brexit environmental principles, such as ‘polluter pays’ Michael Gove has confirmed work is underway to address one of the biggest concerns green campaigners have about the potential impact of Brexit on the UK’s environmental policy landscape. Writing on Politico, […]

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Environment secretary Michael Gove has warned that water companies must start to behave “in a responsible fashion” or face regulation on the use of offshore tax havens. Speaking to the Sunday Times newspaper, Gove said it was not appropriate for the water companies to avoid paying business taxes at the same time as using offshore […]

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