Defra / EA: ‘The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has challenged water companies to increase investment and improve environmental outcomes by 2025. The ambitious measures set out by the Environment Agency in the Water Industry National Environment Programme (WINEP) will see up to £5 billion of investment by water companies in the natural environment through 2020 […]

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Background: The Lords passed a substantial amendment on the need to meet the European standards for Environmental protection. This was prompted by almost universal condemnation of the Government’s proposals, in the consultation, for a new Watchdog. With amendments now back in the Commons Government are seeking ways to assure MPs that new watchdog won’t be […]

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