Study reveals costs and benefits of environmental regulations
Every £1 spent by businesses to comply with environmental regulations generates a benefit of £3 to society, according to a report from the environment department (Defra).The department has analysed the costs and benefits for the 428 regulations it is responsible for using data from impact assessments produced alongside them. The study covers the period 2012 to 2021 an
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