The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, has offered key assurances to business, in a positive letter to CBI Director-General, Carolyn Fairbairn.
Carolyn wrote to Mr Gove in May to deliver important messages for the government to consider when delivering on the aims of the strategy. The letter urged the importance of collaboration between government and business to achieving a circular economy, warned against increasing regulatory complexity on firms and made the point that business action must be matched by positive changes to consumer behaviour.
Mr Gove’s letter in response welcomed the CBI’s alignment with the ambition of the RWS to make the UK a world leader in sustainability, and emphasised the government’s willingness to support and collaborate with business to achieve this goal.
The Secretary of State also responded to the important points raised in Carolyn’s letter, and pledges to take these into account as the government develop more deta