Environment Bill: UK to be ‘freed from future changes’ to EU green rules

The government has pledged that the Environment Bill, which will be reintroduced to parliament today, will lay the groundwork for the UK to move away from future EU legislation.

by Simon Pickstone
Boris Johnson meets European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen in January. Negotiators are set to clash in free trade talks over whether the UK will align with EU green rules after Brexit. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images
Boris Johnson meets European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen in January. Negotiators are set to clash in free trade talks over whether the UK will align with EU green rules after Brexit. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

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