Small businesses and landlords offered £50m for EV chargers

The government has also launched a consultation on improving the charging experience

Wales sets out plan to become ‘fly-tipping and litter-free’

People are being urged to play their part in eliminating litter and fly-tipping across the country

New consultation on improving management of industrial emissions

The UK aims to develop a tailored regime for better protecting the environment and public health from industrial pollution following Brexit

Ireland consults on new support scheme for microgeneration technologies

Consumers would be able to generate their own renewable electricity – for example from solar panels on their roofs – and receive a ‘fair price’ when they sell the excess to the grid

Ofwat consults on what the water sector should look like by 2040

It has launched the ‘Future Ideas Lab’, where ideas can be submitted on how the regulator could evolve the price review to meet the challenges faced by the water sector

Household bills could rise by £21 as Ofgem considers increasing energy price cap

The regulator is consulting on its proposals to recover debt-related costs that have resulted due to the coronavirus pandemic

Scotland unveils plans for new Centre of Expertise in Biodiversity

It will bring together experts who will advise policymakers in government, local authorities and public bodies on how best to tackle biodiversity loss

UK consults on cutting ammonia emissions from solid urea fertilisers use

It will help to significantly reduce nitrogen deposition to land and in turn help reduce damage to peat bogs, which are an important carbon sink, thereby helping to tackle climate change

Scotland consults on proposals to improve air quality

Plans include taking forward potential measures to control the supply of the most polluting domestic fuels, including wet wood and house coal

Scottish Government consults on banning single-use plastic items

They include plastic plates, straws, cutlery, polystyrene food and drink containers and plastic balloon sticks