Brexit ‘could speed up’ environmental deregulation

Environmental regulations that have largely been shielded from the government’s efforts to slash red tape but that could change after EU withdrawal

The UK's red tape challenge already attempted to make big changes to regulation (photograph: Robyn Mackenzie/123RF)Environmental deregulation could gather pace after Brexit if the UK continues on its current path, a government assessment suggests.

The latest annual report on the ‘business impact target’, which was extended to regulators including the Environment Agency and Natural England in 2016, was published on 26 April.

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