UK firms split over "green rules overkill"

The UK's principal business association harshly criticised "sloppy [environmental] laws that are implemented poorly and enforced in an ill-considered fashion" on Monday. The Confederation of British industry (CBI) criticised the UK environment ministry and Anglo-Welsh environment agency for "adding unnecessarily to an annual compliance bill of UK£4bn" (€6bn). Britain's Chemical industries association (CIA) issued a statement distancing itself from the CBI statement. It praised regulators and called for continued cooperation where problems have already been identified rather than "more analysis on regulatory impact". See statements by CBI and CIA.

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