Commenting on Defra’s 25-year plan, Roz Bulleid, Head of Climate, Energy and Environment Policy at EEF/UK Steel said:
“From a manufacturers’ perspective, this is a useful step towards a stable post-Brexit regulatory framework for the environment. Companies value transparent and predictable policy environments and there is concern about the government’s ability to provide this after Brexit.
“However, it is the details of the plan’s delivery that will be key, including: the metrics it uses, the powers held by the new independent body, the way EU principles such as ‘polluter pays’ are transferred to the UK statute, and the measures implemented in the forthcoming strategies on clean air and waste & resources.”
To read more about the 25-year plan, read the Defra press release.