Government urged to ban wood-burning stoves by 2027

Despite having more than 19,000 complaints about toxic wood smoke in the last six years, local authorities have issued just 19 penalties, according to campaign group

Government criticised over ‘toothless’ biodiversity strategy

EAC says biodiversity loss is not being treated with the same urgency and ambition as climate change

Office for Environmental Protection: Government appoints first new board members

They will advise government and hold public authorities to account for their implementation of environmental law

Environment Bill: New legal duties on water companies to tackle sewage discharges

During wet weather, storm overflows act to prevent sewers becoming overloaded with a combination of sewage and rain and release diluted wastewater into rivers

Industry responds to the Queen’s Speech

The government has set out its legislative agenda in the Queen’s Speech. But what does the industry think about it?

Environment at the heart of the Queen’s Speech

State Opening of Parliament showcased speech with many reforms for the environment

Queen’s Speech expected to feature environment, energy and climate commitments

The bill is expected to set out new legally binding environmental targets

Government proposes making tobacco industry pay to clean up cigarettes litter

Research has found smoking-related litter makes up 68% of all littered items

Landmark reforms to fight plastic pollution and boost recycling move forward

The government has launched two consultations, including proposals for a deposit return scheme for drinks containers and an extended producer responsibility scheme for packaging

UK to launch Interim Office for Environmental Protection

The new Office will be set up from July in non-statutory form to provide independent oversight of the government’s environmental progress and to accelerate the foundation of the full body