Following its consultation last year, the Environment Agency has informed us that it has not yet been able to secure approval of its proposed charge changes for 2015/16 for the following regimes:
- Environmental Permitting Regulation installations;
- Environmental Permitting Regulation waste facilities; and
- Water Abstraction Licences
So, the Environment Agency Board has approved a decision to carry out annual billing for the 2015/16 charging period at 2014/15 charge rates.
As and when the 2015/16 charging proposals become approved, the Agency will consider the most appropriate way to implement any changes and provide us with any further updates.
Invoices are being sent out during April and May.
The NFU’s response to the Agency’s consultation on the charging changes is set out here.