Autumn Conference - Birmingham, 18 November 2015

Full details of this exciting one day conference are now available.

EPUK highlights flaws and missed opportunities in the NO2 National Plan

EPUK have submitted a robust response to the government's consultation on the NO2 National Plans, which were designed to meet the limit values as soon as possible. We raised concerns over the government's plans, their evidence and the lack of support for the local measures included, and called for more government action by Defra and other government departments.

VW recall must be shown to work before 1.2 million untested cars are let loose on UK roads

As a result of test manipulation, millions of vehicles on roads in the UK and around the world are operating without properly certified on-road emissions controls. Clarification must be sought as to what will be done to address this problem to minimise the health harm to us all. VW must devise a solution that achieves the NOx standard correctly and minimises CO2 emissions and clearly show that it works in order to restore trust in the vehicle industry and in government oversight.

Rethink on Brownfield Land urged


EPUK joins other environmental groups to respond to Government consultation, Building More Homes on Brownfield Land

EPUK West Midlands holds workshop on new draft BS8485


The Rt Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben, gave the Keynote Address at EPUK 2014 National Conference on Thursday 16 October at Aston University


EPUK National Student Competition 2014

Congratulations to Celine Bouvet, winner of the Environmental Protection UK National student and recently qualified professional competition held at the University of the West of England in Bristol on September 10th 2014

EPUK has launched “e-news”

The second edition is now available

16 Oct 2014 EPUK National Autumn Conference, Aston University, Birmingham

Improving Economy? Improving Environment? Keeping the environment at the forefront of the economic recovery

DEFRA contaminated land capital grants to be axed

Emergency funding may be available

What future for the statutory contaminated land regime? Read more

Welcome to our new website!

Website welcome message from EPUK President

John Murlis, EPUK President

John Murlis, EPUK President

The quality of our environment does much to affect our wellbeing: a cleaner, pollution free environment is healthier, safer and more pleasant. EPUK aims to improve the quality of life of all UK residents by working for a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable UK.

EPUK is one of the UK’s oldest civil society associations, with a history going back over 100 years. Our members come from a wide range of different organisations, local government, regulatory authorities, academic institutions, businesses small and large and we have many individual members. All are actively engaged in the practical work of environmental protection and improvement.

By pooling our members’ knowledge and experience of environmental policy in practice, using it as evidence and engaging with UK Governments and Administrations we can make a real difference to national debates on the future direction of environmental policy in the UK.

We provide our members with opportunities for development, sharing knowledge and best practice through seminars, workshops and training events.

This website is our means of sharing our knowledge and experience beyond our membership. You will find up-to-date information on current environmental legislation, policy developments and events, briefings and news from our divisions and policy committees.

Members of EPUK can also access, update information and exchange views in a newly created, reserved section of the website containing all current issues/Government consultation documents and Minutes of the Air, Land and Noise Committees together with links to all our previous guidance documents, training packages, consultations and downloadable advice leaflets.

Please let us know about other pieces of information you would find useful by sending an email to We plan to develop our new site with your needs in mind.