How the Environment Bill is taking shape

The new prime minster Boris Johnson has promised to ‘consecrate and advance’ DEFRA’s key policy initiatives, likely to include the flagship Environment Bill. In recent weeks, the outline of the bill has become clearer, reports Jocelyn Timperley

In the run-up to Boris Johnson’s coronation as leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister, further details emerged of the government’s flagship Environment Bill. Only hours before Johnson’s victory in the Tory leadership contest, DEFRA published more details of its progress towards the bill’s introduction in a policy statement and consultation responses on proposed biodiversity, waste and water policy changes. 

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