DEFRA and Agency spring to the defence of IPPC

The integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC) regime is a good example of modern, risk-based regulation that stimulates innovation, according to a report by the Environment Department (DEFRA) and the Environment Agency. The report aims to shape the Department of Trade and Industry’s review of the role of regulation in stimulating innovation and cleaner technology.

Last December’s pre-Budget report confirmed the strength of the deregulatory climate in Whitehall. It contained a range of initiatives to cut the burden of regulation (ENDS Report 359, pp 32-35 ).

In March, the Government announced plans to set up a powerful Better Regulation Executive, based at the Cabinet

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