Research and analysis

Environment Agency: business impact target (BIT)

When the Environment Agency assesses its regulatory impact on businesses using BIT assessments.



These publications show how the Environment Agency assesses the financial impacts on business of changes to its regulatory practices.

It includes the Environment Agency’s:

  • list of qualifying regulatory provisions (QRPs)
  • verified BIT scores for QRPs
  • summary of non-qualifying regulatory provisions
Published 30 May 2017
Last updated 14 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added the Non-qualifying regulatory provisions summary report for 21 June to 12 December 2019. Updated the Business impact target (BIT) assessments: added 2 entries to validated BIT assessments table relating to incinerator bottom ash aggregate when regulation changed September 2017.

  2. We have published the non-qualifying regulatory provisions summary report for 21 June 2018 to 20 June 2019.

  3. New html published: Non-qualifying regulatory provisions under the Business Impact Target (BIT). It lists the excluded categories in the BIT reporting period 9 June 2017 to 20 June 2018.

  4. Published the validated BIT score for the revised fire prevention plan guidance.

  5. We've published our non-qualifying regulatory provisions summary for 2015 to 2017.

  6. First published.