Brexit Hub

The ENDS Report's Brexit Hub is an online service intended to help environmental professionals understand the practical implications of the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

This page rounds up the ENDS Report's coverage of the policy discussions, legal obligations and potential compliance and management implications arising from the UK's exit from the bloc. 

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The ENDS Report Brexit Library: live table

The ENDS Report Brexit Library: live table

Click through to view a sortable and regularly updated table of key Brexit-related policy, legislation and guidance documents published by the UK government, devolved administrations and the European... Read more

Latest Brexit news & analysis

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Green standards under pressure as post-Brexit trade talks approach

The UK government’s pledge to uphold high agricultural standards after Brexit has come under fire from US and Australian officials, who have made the case for the controversial food products hormone-treated beef and chlorinated chicken

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Northern Irish minister ‘open’ to independent EPA

Northern Ireland’s environment minister has given a cautious welcome to ambitions to set up an independent agency to oversee binding environmental targets

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

How will DEFRA’s new environmental land management scheme work?

A radical new environmental land management scheme has been sketched out in the Agriculture Bill but details surrounding how it would work in practice are thin on the ground. Isabella Kaminski reports

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

DEFRA’s Brexit bills ‘fall short’ on climate change, warns Labour

The government’s key new bills on agriculture, fisheries and the environment do not go far enough to cut carbon dioxide emissions, shadow environment secretary Luke Pollard told parliament yesterday

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Green watchdog will be ‘ready by January 2021’

The government has said there will be no green ‘governance gap’ following the Brexit transition period, with plans to have the Office for Environmental Protection up and running by January 2021

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Javid: ‘No alignment’ with EU rules after Brexit

The UK will not follow future EU regulations once it has left the bloc, chancellor Sajid Javid has pledged, prompting alarm from green groups and manufacturers

Latest Brexit Library updates

Brexit Hub

Statutory instrument on environmental protection for merchant shipping

Amends legislation pertaining to environmental protection provisions relating to air pollution (specifically the sulphur content of marine fuels) and anti-fouling systems (see Legal Outline) to ensure they remain legally operable following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

General election: What green pledges have the parties made so far?

General election: What green pledges have the parties made so far?

With climate change and the environment set to be important issues in the general election campaign, ENDS takes a look at what the main parties have announced so far

Brexit Hub

Statutory instrument on legislative functions

Provides for legislative functions of the European Commission under various environmental directives to be exercisable instead by a public authority in the United Kingdom

Brexit Hub

Statutory instrument on pesticides (amendment)

Amends retained EU legislation on maximum residue level regimes and changes EU exit day as set out in retained law, fixes errors in earlier instruments that omitted provisions on endocrine disrupting chemicals

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Scottish statutory instrument on extractive waste

Replaces out of date references to relevant EU legislation with either equivalent text or references to current EU instruments

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