Environment Bill moves a step closer to becoming law

The Bill aims to tackle the biggest environmental priorities and now progresses to the Committee stage for further scrutiny

Car exhaust smoke
Local authorities offered £2m to improve air quality

They can apply for projects including electric vehicle charging points, cycling infrastructure and developing local online air quality resources

Zac Goldsmith promoted to Defra minister

The announcement is part of Boris Johnson’s mini reshuffle to his ministerial team following Brexit-induced resignations

Farmers and landowners offered £2.5m for environmental projects

The funding is expected to support around 40 new groups to deliver large-scale environmental improvements in their areas over the next three years

Got an idea to reduce personal water consumption?

The government is proposing to introduce a personal target for water use

Brexit: Waste firms urged to review contingency plans in no-deal scenario

Changes to border controls could have an impact on some waste exports if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

British countryside
UK’s green watchdog ‘must have teeth, for the sake of the environment’

A House of Lords Committee has raised concerns regarding the implementation of the proposed Office for Environmental Protection

MPs condemn ‘raid’ on environment staff to work on Brexit

Environment Secretary Michael Gove said around 400 staff have been transferred from public agencies

Government seeks to cut red tape for divers retrieving marine litter

It has launched a consultation and is inviting views until 14th December 2018

Most-polluting UK home fuels to be burned up

The government is consulting on proposals to ban wood and coal burning in households