Taking stock: protecting, restoring and improving the environment in England

Presented to Parliament pursuant to Section 29 of the Environment Act 2021 

The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) is a new public body.

We protect and improve the environment by holding government and other public authorities to account.

We were legally created in November 2021, under the Environment Act 2021. Our substantive functions in England commenced on 24 January 2022. Those for Northern Ireland commenced on 28 February 2022.


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