Policy update: Environment Bill
The government has announced a delay to the Environment Bill’s passage through Parliament, due to COVID-19 restrictions and a bottleneck of legislation making its way onto the statute book. It is expected that the Bill will receive significant interest in the Lords, and the pause means it will carry over into the next parliamentary session, rather than being rushed through without proper scrutiny, or risking being dropped.IEMA continues to engage with government officials on the underlying governance mechanisms in the Bill. We anticipate that the draft Policy Statement on Environmental Principles will be published shor
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