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Job cuts at the Environment Agency

As a result of government-led budget cuts, the Environment Agency (EA) is shedding 1,700 jobs. How might you be affected by this? More...


How to avoid being prosecuted

Having your site visited by an inspector from the Environment Agency can be daunting. However, if you know what they’re trying to achieve and how to keep them happy, it can be more relaxed. What’s to know? More...


Self-regulation and monitoring

The Environment Agency’s Operator Monitoring Assessment (OMA) scheme has recently expanded into a tool for checking environmental permit compliance. What are the benefits of using it? More...


Environment Agency goes for “light-touch” approach

As part of the government’s efficiency drive, the Environment Agency (EA) is reviewing the way it regulates business, including the possibility of a system of self-certification of compliance. What can you expect from the review? More...


New enforcement approach

The Environment Agency (EA) and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) have reviewed how they implement the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations. What’s changed? More...


Do inspectors talk to each other?

Our mole at the Environment Agency has revealed that inspectors regularly work with officers from other enforcement bodies, in public and also behind closed doors. How could this affect your business? More...


Good cop, bad cop

A colleague has suggested that Environment Agency (EA) inspectors can offer good advice on compliance with environment-related legal issues. So should you get on the phone, or are things a bit more complicated than that? More...


Avoid enforcement action

If an inspector from the Environment Agency walks on to your site, would you know how to deal with them, especially if they mention enforcement action? If not, why not follow our guide? More...


Avoiding a trip to court

The Environment Agency appear to deal with businesses that have committed similar offences differently, e.g. some are prosecuted whilst others aren’t. Why is this, and how can you ensure you’re not the apparently unlucky one? More...


Watch out, the agency is about

A colleague was recently inspected by the Environment Agency. Could you be next in line? Do they select at random and how should you deal with them during an inspection? More...
Last updated: 09.07.2020

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