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The Environmental Audit Committee has commissioned the National Audit Office to audit the Treasury’s Spending Review process for its environmental impact. 

Statement from the Chair

Environmental Audit Committee Chair, Huw Irranca-Davies MP said:

“Addressing environmental risks sooner rather than later can bring significant benefits for businesses, the economy and citizens. It is crucial that the Government’s spending decisions do not saddle future taxpayers with higher costs as a result of avoidable damage to human health or the environment.

“We have asked the National Audit Office to assess whether the Spending Review process is informed by the best available evidence on the environmental impact of Government policies and fully takes into account the UK’s legal commitments on air quality, biodiversity and climate change.”

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