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Inaccurate claims in the OEP Report reviewing the implementation of River Basin Management Planning in England

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Today the Office for Environmental Protection published a report on legal targets to improve water health.  

The report claims that report claims that “the EA has calculated a cost of £51 billion to achieve the targets… but there is only confirmed funding of £6.2 billion up to 2027”. 

This is incorrect. In October 2023, the water industry announced a planned £96 billion of investment between 2025 and 2030 to deliver significant environmental improvements, including tackling nutrient pollution and reducing the use of storm overflows. Ofwat is currently considering these proposals.

Coverage of Environment Agency enforcement of farming regulations in the River Wye

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  Today (14 January) there is coverage in the Observer of claims by campaign group River Action about the Environment Agency’s regulation of poultry farms in the River Wye Catchment. River Action is quoted claiming that the Environment Agency has …