SMEs to get help understanding ‘complicated’ environmental legislation

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) have launched a new website to help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) understand their environmental responsibilities and encourage good environmental practice.

Called NetRegs, the website contains guidelines for businesses in Scotland and Northern Ireland to help them comply with environmental regulations.

The free service breaks down environmental information for each specific sector and is targeted chiefly at simplifying data for businesses.

SEPA advice and engagement manager Gillian Bruce said: “We know that businesses often lack the time or resource to trawl through complicated legislation, so we have created NetRegs to reflect the needs of these businesses by making it as simple and efficient as possible.

“There isn’t a lot of plain language information out there for SMEs and we believe NetRegs fills that gap and will help such businesses save time, money and hassle.”

Conor McGlone

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