‘Two steps back’: Why the UK lags behind on chemicals rules

Is the UK watering down regulations? It is a concern synonymous with Brexit – that, freed from the shackles of EU laws, the country would rapidly become the ‘dirty man’ of Europe, cutting red tape and loosening restrictions on businesses designed to protect the environment.

by David Burrows
Ammonia production facility
The chemicals industry has concerns over UK REACH. Photograph: Bloomberg Creative Photos/Getty Images

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