Environment Bill delay: DEFRA claims key green provisions remain on track

DEFRA has insisted the latest delay in the Environment Bill will not hold back the government’s environmental ambition and that it is continuing “at pace” with work related to the bill, but critics are not assuaged.

by Conor McGlone
George Eustice is considering ways the OEP “can start strongly” following the bill's eventual Royal Assent. Photograph: Barcroft Media/Getty Images
George Eustice is considering ways the OEP “can start strongly” following the bill's eventual Royal Assent. Photograph: Barcroft Media/Getty Images

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