Environmental watchdog and principles: five things you need to know

Five things we learned from yesterday’s DEFRA consultation on environmental governance after the UK leaves the EU, including that the proposed environment watchdog will not be in place by exit day and is not likely to have powers to take the government to court

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Details of proposals to establish a new, independent, statutory environmental body to hold the government to account on the environment and plans to bring forward a set of environmental principles to underpin environmental regulation and policymaking have been published for consultation by DEFRA. Here are five things you need to know about the proposals:

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