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 Commission... Read more

Latest Brexit news & analysis

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

EXCLUSIVE: German environment minister hopeful the UK will stick to climate pledges

EXCLUSIVE: German environment minister hopeful the UK will stick to climate pledges

Growing international momentum towards a zero-carbon economy should help keep the UK on track to delivering on its net-zero plans for 2050 even as it is no longer bound by EU law, Germany’s environment minister Svenja Schulze has said in an interview with ENDS.

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

Does the Brexit deal endanger environmental protections?

The deal states that the UK or the EU ‘shall not weaken or reduce’ protections but demonstrating breaches of the clause would mean one party having to prove that changes would affect trade or investment. David Burrows reports

Brexit Hub Regulation

OEP will be ‘a watchdog not a lapdog’, says new chair

The forthcoming Office for Environmental Protection 'cannot be all things to all' but it will not become the lapdog that so many fear, its chair Dame Glenys Stacey has said

Brexit Hub Regulation

Green watchdog set-up remains ‘troubling’, say lawyers

Legal experts have voiced fears over the independence of the Office for Environmental Protection and its ability to hold public bodies to account for failing to adhere to environmental rules, highlighting a range of concerns about the way the body will be underpinned by law

Brexit Hub Regulation

‘Let’s avoid wanton regulation’: Bevan calls for ‘grown up’ approach to rules reform

Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan says changes to regulation following the UK’s departure from the EU should ensure green rules are risk based, proportionate, business friendly and outcome focused

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Brexit deal: What we know so far

The UK will have a significant degree of freedom to depart from existing EU-based rules, say experts, but the UK-EU trade deal will still place constraints on government policy. Here’s what you need to know

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

Brexit Hub

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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