Are environmental protections at risk from renewed deregulation drive?

A new target to cut the burden of red tape on business by £9bn by 2020 comes as senior Tories push for more deregulation. Gareth Simkins reports on what the latest deregulation drive could mean for environmental protections

Great crested newt
Streamlining how the presence of great crested newts on development sites is treated has saved business millions of pounds, according to Business Impact Target reports

The government is seeking to cut the burden of regulation on business by £9bn by May 2020, seeking to repeat the controversial deregulatory efforts of the coalition government.

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