Giving evidence last week to a Parliamentary Inquiry, Environment Agency chief James Bevan admitted that England will miss its already deferred water quality targets out to 2027.

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee took evidence on Wednesday 21 November on the work of the Environment Agency. The EA is the main public body for improving the environment in England and for protecting communities from flooding.

This session discussed how effectively the EA is delivering these aims and what outcomes it is securing from its £1.3 billion budget on issues including water quality, waste, environmental regulation, drought and flooding.

Read more about the Inquiry and view the evidence session here.

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