Green protections threatened by post-Brexit trade deals, IEMA event hears

Reports that the powers of the government’s proposed green watchdog were watered down in response to opposition from the chancellor indicate that senior cabinet figures are preparing to ’fiddle around’ with the UK’s environmental protections when negotiating post-Brexit trade deals, a conference heard yesterday

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Treasury: reported to have opposed strong powers for proposed environment watchdog

Reports that the powers of the government’s proposed green watchdog were watered down in response to opposition from the chancellor indicate that senior cabinet figures are preparing to ’fiddle around’ with the UK’s environmental protections when negotiating post-Brexit trade deals, a conference heard yesterday.

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