Environment Agency resource constraints put 'green Brexit' in doubt, says report

Revelations that staffing levels at the Environment Agency are so low that an English farm has only a one in 200 chance of being inspected raise doubts that the regulator will be able to enforce environmental protections post-Brexit, according to green campaigners

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Agriculture: there are now only 40 EA inspectors for monitoring and enforcing regulations on farms in England

Revelations that staffing levels at the Environment Agency (EA) are so low that an English farm has only a one in 200 chance of being inspected raise doubts that the regulator will be able to enforce environmental protections post-Brexit, according to green campaigners.

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