Government looks to reduce red tape in waste and agriculture

The UK Government announced this week that it is looking to make £10billion of savings from reducing red tape and proposals have highlighted waste and agriculture as two of five key industries.

The Government review will look at how to reduce the burden of red tape, encourage productivity and growth and make Britain the best place in Europe to start and grow a business.

The announcement, made by Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, on 17th July stated that the Government’s review of the waste industry will look at the impact of regulation on all aspects of the industry including waste production, processing, collection, disposal and treatment.

Javid’s statement also highlighted how the agricultural sector spends over £77 million and 1.7million people hours a year complying with information checks that are often duplicated. The review of the agricultural industry will look at how to reduce the burden of evidence and reporting to local and national government.

Businesses can participate in the review by feeding back their ideas and comments via the Cutting Red Tape website or by emailing

Read Sajid Javid’s announcement.

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Fernbrook Bio achieves recertification to PAS110 & Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

Congratulations to Fernbrook Bio for achieving recertification to PAS110 and Biofertiliser Certification Scheme!

Despite all the recent external pressures, Fernbrook Bio has successfully maintained a high-quality standard throughout. This fantastic achievement demonstrates how successful our 14-year strong collaborative partnership has been. We look forward to tackling the next challenge together.

End of halogen light bulbs

From this September, the UK Government is set to ban the sale of halogen light bulbs – with fluorescent light bulbs to follow suit.

We offer a complete collection and recycling service – so, get in touch if you have any unwanted lights, light fittings or bulbs.

The EA has updated its odour management plan guidance

The EA has updated its odour management plan guidance. Overall, the guidance outlines how operators must control and monitor emissions from their activities that may cause pollution.

Changes include clarifications regarding when the EA will want an odour management plan. They may request one during pre-application, determination, variation or at any point during the lifetime of your permit.

Also, Materials recycling and handle odorous inputs or reject streams and Intensive Farming have been added to the list of Activities that require an odour management plan.