The Office for Environmental Protection, established to hold the Westminster government to account in terms of its environmental performance post-Brexit, has published its first report.  It calls for the government to aim high and act now to ensure it achieves its ambitions and points out that ‘government strategy and policy have not yet proved successful’. […]

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Demonstrating a welcome shift in attitude from the Government on water quality, Ministers have agreed with the majority of the recommendations in the Environmental Audit Committee report, Water quality in rivers. Read the Government Response Read the Report: Water Quality in Rivers Inquiry: Water Quality in Rivers Environmental Audit Committee The Government and the water […]

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From Defra In 2020, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Environment Agency and Ofwat led a review of the water industry national environment programme (WINEP) ahead of the next price review (PR24). They wanted to ensure the next round of WINEP actions achieves greater environmental benefits for every pound invested by water companies […]

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