Today The Guardian has reported on the condition of flood defences across England, stating that thousands of people and businesses are ‘at risk from ruined assets’. However, the article did not recognise that when defences are listed as below the required condition it does not necessarily mean that they have structurally failed, or that performance in a flood is compromised.
We look at coverage of an update from the Storm Overflows Taskforce on its long term goal and new commitments from the water industry to increase transparency around storm overflows.
This morning, there is coverage on the condition of flood defences across England, following an appearance by the Environment Agency’s Chief Executive, Sir James Bevan before Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee of MPs on Thursday.
There has been coverage in the Daily Telegraph and ENDs Report around the Hoveton Broad Restoration Project.
There was coverage in today’s Times, Yorkshire Post and Birdguides that a protected hen harrier has gone missing from a grouse moor in the Yorkshire Dales.
In today's blog we set out details on the process of exporting fish to the European Union and outline the support for the industry.
In today’s blog, we look at the launch of the gene editing consultation.
The Government took action to end the practice of pulse trawling by EU and English-registered vessels in February 2019 which took effect at the end of the transition period.
The Scottish government and the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation have raised concerns over the UK-EU agreement.
Our announcement confirmed that the number of workers permitted to travel to the UK to pick and package fruit and vegetables under the Seasonal Workers Pilot will be tripled next year.