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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.