7 common mistakes that lead firms to fall foul of permitting rules

Failing to have a permit, breaching conditions, polluting watercourses and ignoring enforcement notices are all ways that companies - and occasionally their officers - have been prosecuted under the Environmental Permitting Regulations.

by Gareth Simkins
In 2017, Thames Water was fined £20m for pollution offences. Photograph: Environment Agency
In 2017, Thames Water was fined £20m for pollution offences. Photograph: Environment Agency

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