Brexit countdown: Will divergence on hazardous substances controls kickstart a ‘race to the bottom’?

With just days until the transition period ends, there are fears that powers being transferred to the devolved administrations on hazardous substances could spark a race to the bottom on environmental standards. Conor McGlone reports

by Conor McGlone
The provisional framework allows the different nations of the UK to set their own rules on hazardous substances in land-use planning. Photograph: Monty Rakusen/Getty Images
The provisional framework allows the different nations of the UK to set their own rules on hazardous substances in land-use planning. Photograph: Monty Rakusen/Getty Images

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