Environment Bill

Explanatory Notes

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.


Prepared 29th January 2020