‘Blank cheque’: The proposed EA charging powers that have alarmed the waste industry

Provisions within the Environment Bill could extend the Environment Agency’s charging powers in relation to waste operations, with experts anticipating that they will primarily be used for investigating permit breaches. Conor McGlone reports

by Conor McGlone
Waste: new provisions in the Environment Bill are intended to extend the EA’s cost recovery powers (Photograph: Prisma by Dukas/Getty Images)
Waste: new provisions in the Environment Bill are intended to extend the EA’s cost recovery powers (Photograph: Prisma by Dukas/Getty Images)

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