This Commons Library Briefing Paper examines water quality in the UK, including EU requirements and potential impacts of Brexit. It sets out some key facts and figures for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, explains how water quality is measured and discusses action being taken by the Government to manage and improve water quality. Water […]

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‘The Environment Agency has launched a major new consultation on the proposed work programme, timetable and process for working together to review and update the river basin management plans in 2021. Working Together is the first consultation in the process which sets out the steps and consultation measures to be taken, the proposed timetable and […]

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Mr. Gove hasn’t been shy in coming to the Environmental Audit Committee to explain the Government’s developing views on the environment and 25 year plan. This 5 page letter has a lot of detail not least on the Water Framework Directive (WFD) targets. The letter provides further information in response to his appearance before the […]

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