Fit for purpose?
With the Environment Agency continuing to face budget cuts and failing to achieve its performance targets, can it cope with growing demands on its services?Environmental regulations benefit the economy by about £10 billion a year, according to Defra. Yet the Environment Agency, the main regulator of environmental rules in England, continues to face strin
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In R. (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the Secretary’s decisions to approve pro-posals and policies prepared under the Climate Change Act 2008, and to publish the government’s Net Zero Strategy to comply with his obligations.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently consulted on proposals to strengthen and improve the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), and has published its response and decisions.