Compliance during lockdown: Can the EA justify its subsistence fees?

The Environment Agency (EA) says it is finding new ways to regulate during lockdown. But with questions over the effectiveness of remote compliance checks and delays in permitting, is it able to justify its subsistence charges? Conor McGlone investigates.

by Conor McGlone
The EA has insisted it is still checking that sites remain compliant. Photograph: Photofusion/Contributor/Getty Images
The EA has insisted it is still checking that sites remain compliant. Photograph: Photofusion/Contributor/Getty Images

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