Financial implications of the Bill
1635 Costs from the Environment Bill will include, but are not limited to:
● The establishment and running of the Office for Environmental Protection.
● Additional activities for public bodies, such as local authorities; arms-length bodies (for example, Environment Agency and Natural England); other government departments (for example, additional costs for the justice system and additional responsibilities for policymakers across government); and Defra.
● Additional resources to support the delivery of activities, such as enforcement officers and policymakers.
● Infrastructure and other assets, such as estates costs for the Office for Environmental Protection, and enhanced IT systems to deliver certain measures.