Corporate report

Smarter Environmental Regulation Review: Phase 1 report - guidance and information obligations

This report summarises a review of existing environmental guidance and reporting obligations.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Smarter Environmental Regulation Review: Phase 1 report - guidance and information obligations

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Executive summary

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The Smarter Environmental Regulation Review started in July 2012 and has mapped over 100,000 pages of environmental guidance and 250 separate information reporting obligations.

Phase 1 of the Review concluded that, while important to support regulation, guidance and information obligations can be more costly and complex than they need to be.

Defra is starting work with environmental regulators (for example, the Environment Agency and Natural England) and other Government Departments on reforms to make it easier, quicker and clearer to understand what environmental rules apply and simpler to report essential environmental data. This will make it cheaper for businesses and others to comply with regulations and achieve strong environmental standards.

Published 15 May 2013