Environmental Enforcement Agencies Have Been Crippled by Austerity — Report

Source: Desmog UK


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The number of checks on environmental standards carried out by UK government agencies has plummeted in recent years, leading to an “enforcement gap”, a new report warns.

Analysis published this week by Unchecked, a newly-formed campaign coalition, highlights the impact government cuts have had on regulators’ capacity to enforce a range of laws, from air quality to fire safety.