Today's blog looks at the success of the 5p plastic bag charge as the Environment Secretary reveals bag sales are down by 90% since it the charge was introduced. Furthermore, the Rural Payments Agency confirms that overdue agri-environment claims have been fully paid, we provide clarification on government reconsideration of metaldehyde ban and National Parks Minister, Lord Garner, visits New Forest Show.
Coverage on our Clean Air Strategy and an announcement on Basic Payment Scheme claim payments.
On the blog today, we take a look at Plastic Recycling, Animal Sentience, Countryside Stewardship and the BPS bridging payments
On the blog today we cover Lord Gardiner's visit to the London Vet Show, higher BPS payments for farmers, and the National Audit Office's report into air quality.