British SME advice service lays foundations
An official web-based environmental advice service for British small and medium enterprises (SMEs) took a step forward last week with the launch of detailed information for the construction sector. The "netregs" website was launched last year by the Anglo-Welsh environment agency; housebuilders are the first of 100 business sectors that it is planning to serve (EED 26/10/01). The agency's Scottish and Northern Irish counterparts are also behind the service, which provides details of environmental legislation and sector-specific management guidelines, all in plain language. See press release and netregs website.