Post-Brexit governance: Why the devolved administrations are reluctant to collaborate with Westminster

As EU exit day looms, the devolved administrations have been slow to prepare their post-Brexit plans for the environment. Simon Pickstone asks what’s causing the delay

Loch Shiel in Glenfinnan (photograph: Marcin Sylwia Ciesielski/123RF)
Loch Shiel in Glenfinnan

While preparations for establishing environmental principles and a post-Brexit watchdog are continuing apace in England, progress has been slow in the UK’s devolved administrations. Scotland only recently published its consultation on what its governance and principles should look like, with Wales expected to do the same in March. Meanwhile, political deadlock in Northern Ireland means there is no elected government to make key decisions on its environmental future.

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