This page groups together Environment Agency (EA) charging scheme and guidance. You’ll usually find details of the relevant costs on the specific GOV.UK page explaining the service, permit or licence.
All charges for environmental permits and licences are outside the scope of VAT.
The Environment Agency (EA) is required by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to recover the costs of its main regulatory services from those they regulate. For other aspects of EA work relating to fisheries, recreation and navigation, they raise charges on those who benefit, supplemented by government grants.
All charges are agreed by Defra and the Environment Agency board. The approval process includes consultation and approval by government ministers.
Covers waste facilities, installations, mining waste operations, waste exemptions, mobile plant, water quality (discharges to water and groundwater), radioactive substances, waste registrations, water abstraction and other miscellaneous charges.