On the blog today we launch the start of Invasive Species Week, the Environment Minister meets a family attempting to go plastic free and the Rural Payments Agency provides an update on BPS payments.
On the blog today we discuss scrutiny of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities act, Natural England and the launch of Network Rail's new free drinking water fountain at Charing Cross Station.
Fishing and the implementation period On Monday the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis set out an agreement on the nature and length of the implementation period. We were clear at the outset of negotiations that …
On the blog today we celebrate our farms and farmers through Open Farm Sunday and we look at coverage of plastic pollution in air and food.
The Times on Saturday reported on video footage which appears to show poor conditions at a poultry farm in Dorset. Although we cannot comment on individual cases, it’s important to note that APHA takes potential breaches of animal welfare legislation …
On the blog today we look at coverage of the Giants Club Summit and Minister Coffey's letter to Derby City Council.
On the blog today we look at the Mirror's coverage of a petition to ban third party puppy sales, and respond to a joint committee air quality report.
Spring Statement: Single-use plastics and red diesel There is widespread coverage today including in The Times, BBC online, and The Guardian of the Treasury’s call for evidence on using taxes to address single-use plastic waste - announced in yesterday's Spring …
On today's blog we comment on coverage on the cost of cleaning up chewing gum, and look at research into microplastics in rivers.
On the blog today we look at Government funding for innovative projects to tackle litter louts, the planting of the first tree of the Northern Forest and a letter from celebrities calling on Government to ban fur imports post-Brexit. We also look at Ofwat's review into last week’s water outages across England and Wales and the Government’s plans to launch a consultation on banning electric shock collars on cats and dogs.
On the blog today we look at the Government's response to the EAC's report on disposable coffee cups and the move of the administration of Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship to the Rural Payments Agency.