10 key things that happened this week

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week: Brexit dominated the news as DEFRA considered options for REACH, report says Brexit could lead to significant deregulation, DEFRA boosts staff to deal with Brexit and May promises to seize opportunities of Brexit for environment. Also: environment manager sought for Buckingham Palace and other news…

Thérèse Coffey
Thérèse Coffey questioned on whether replacement for REACH database will be ready in time

1. DEFRA considers options for REACH in event of 'no deal' Brexit

DEFRA is looking at the possibility of “grandfathering” chemicals registered under the EU chemicals regime to avoid them becoming invalid if the UK leaves the bloc without a deal.

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