This government wants clean and safe rivers, lakes and seas, and we have been clear that we will hold water companies to account if they do not comply with our environmental regulations.
Today we are looking at coverage of the start of the 2022 bathing water season and Minister Pow’s trip to a newly-designated bathing site in Oxford.
There has been widespread positive coverage today in The Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent, BBC News and Sky News of Defra’s announcement that part of the Wolvercote Mill Stream at Port Meadow, Oxford, and the East Cowes Esplanade …
Today’s blog looks at coverage of consultations launched to seek views on two new proposed bathing waters.
Today’s blog looks at the Environment Agency’s bathing water results for 2021
In today's blog we look at inaccurate coverage of the UK being ranked last in Europe for bathing water quality in 2020.
In today's blog we look at coverage of Ofwat’s announcement of a draft package of over £2.7 billion investment from water companies as part of their plans to help the country build back greener from the pandemic.
Today we’re looking at coverage of the River Wharfe being added to the list of bathing waters in England from 2021, helping to ensure the water is cleaner and safer for swimmers.
On the blog today, we outline the ways we are tackling food waste in the UK and confirm our commitment to cracking down on illegal puppy smuggling and to driving high animal welfare standards.