According to The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and reported in Insider, 91.7% of all of Scotland’s nearly 5 000 licences were assessed as excellent, good or broadly compliant in 2016.
This is a major improvement from only 72.5% in 2009.
The SEPA Chief Executive said:
‘Every day, SEPA works to protect and enhance Scotland’s environment helping communities and businesses thrive within the resources of our planet. As part of that we’re clear, environmental compliance is non-negotiable. Every Scottish business will comply with the law, and we’ll work to ensure as many as possible will go even further.’
If the trend was in the other direction it would be an SNPBad story so…