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Heavy Handed compliance adds to business costs

By Rebecca ThyerThe Governments implementation and policing of environmental legislation is adding unnecessarily to businesses annual £4 billion compliance bill, according to the Confederation of British Industries (CBI).It believed that the Environment Agency (EA) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) were starting to improve, although business had yet to see any benefit. CBI deputy director-general John Cridland said firms ...