Blog post. Environmental giant takes first step - initial thoughts on the Environment Bill

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There are some clear innovations in the Environment Bill, but it will take a lot of effort and a lot of poring over existing detailed legislation to unpick just how far the new Bill will change the existing law, which parts of the UK each provision will apply to (and hence the Bill’s interaction with devolved powers) and whether it will mean a tightening or a weakening of controls.

A giant has taken its first step, but it will be a long time before it can walk on its own and longer still before we can see how well it can dance to whatever tunes are chosen in the future.
Period17 Oct 2019
Degree of RecognitionNational