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Funding pressures prevent EA delivering statutory regulatory powers and duties across four areas of regulatory risk

In the recently released Environment Agency – Annual report and accounts for the financial year 2021 to 2022, Regulation section 6.6, states that the Environment Agency (EA) is at risk of failing to protect people and protect and/or improve the environment as required through its regulation.


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The report states the following:

‘The main areas at risk are: 

  1. That we fail to shape and then implement regulatory reform in response to government’s ambitious regulatory agenda 
  2. That our funding pressures prevent us delivering our statutory regulatory powers and duties across four areas of regulatory risk: future strategy, permitting, compliance and enforcement. 
  3. That we fail to effectively communicate our funding position 
  4. That we fail to deliver our regulation to the level of quality and consistency required.”

In his statement, Chief Executive Sir James Bevan said:

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“The last financial year was one of the toughest many of us have experienced, with the Covid-19 pandemic, rising inflation and the cost-of-living crisis, the war in Ukraine, along with massive national and international uncertainty. Despite all that, our staff sustained our critical operations, our incident response, and delivery of the outcomes on which the country depends.”

On reducing the number of high-risk illegal waste sites, the report states: “By 2025, we will have cut waste crime and helped develop a circular economy.” In 2021-2022, the EA exceeded its target to reduce the number of high-risk illegal waste sites to 200, having reduced them to 194. 

To see the full report, click here

To see the EA reaches illegal waste site target in 2021/22 article on ATF Professional.

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Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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