The government will temporarily relax competition rules to allow the dairy industry to work together more during the coronavirus response.
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This afternoon (16th April) we look at coverage of a delay to the ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds due to coronavirus.
In this morning's blog (16th April) we look at the announcement that £10m will be available in the second auction of the Woodland Carbon Guarantee.
Today we're looking at coverage of yesterday's announcement that the former chair of the Association of British Insurers, Amanda Blanc will lead a review into flood insurance following the November 2019 flooding in the north of England.
The government continues to work closely with local authorities and the waste industry to ensure that waste collections are prioritised appropriately
Today's blog looks at Sir William Worsley, chair of the Forestry Commission, interview with the Yorkshire Post, in which he called for more forestry workers to be trained to help meet the new tree planting target of 30,000 hectares per year.
The Environment Secretary, George Eustice, is speaking to industry about the how the Government can support the dairy sector with the challenges they are facing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Local authorities encouraged to maintain waste collection services as much as possible in new non-statutory guidance.
Today we're looking at media coverage reporting on the introduction of landmark legislation to tackle the low-welfare, high volume supply of puppies and kittens, Lucy’s Law.
This week the first free food boxes containing essential supplies have been delivered across England to those at highest risk from coronavirus.
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