Care must be taken transposing EU laws into UK, says IEMA

Much could be lost in the transposition of EU environmental law into UK law, warns IEMA in its latest assessment of Brexit

The laborious process of copying the EU acquis into UK law will not be perfect. Photograph: Luisa Vallon Fumi/123RFAnything short of full transposition of EU environmental laws into UK law as it leaves the EU would be unacceptable, says the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

Anything else would create unnecessary uncertainty for business, the sustainability group said in its report published on 3 October.

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