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 Agriculture & forestry

Interim National Food Strategy: 5 things it says about green issues

Interim National Food Strategy: 5 things it says about green issues

Food entrepreneur Henry Dimbleby has set out recommendations on how the government should support environmental standards in the food system as the end of the Brexit transition period approaches. ENDS takes you through what you need to know

Brexit Hub Legislation

What targets should be set out in the Environment Bill?

Green groups have welcomed the Environment Bill’s target-setting provision and a government paper determining the goals is imminent. James Fair asks what kind of targets the government should be aiming at

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Brexit: Lords committee urges government to find ‘common ground’ on the level playing field

The government should reconsider its opposition to upholding green protections as part of a free trade deal with the EU, according to a House of Lords committee that argues they would be ‘beneficial for the UK’

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Brexit: UK still refusing to commit to environmental protections, Barnier says

The EU’s chief post-Brexit trade negotiator has hit out at his British counterparts for continuing to reject a level playing field on environmental protections while requesting “single market-like benefits” for the energy sector

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

DEFRA seeks initial funding for green watchdog

DEFRA has requested a repayable cash advance to make initial appointments to the Office for Environmental Protection, the post-Brexit watchdog that will oversee public authorities’ compliance with green rules

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

Will the new green watchdog be established in time?

The Environment Bill underpinning the new Office for Environmental Protection is on ice, but there are less than six months to go before the watchdog will be needed. Can DEFRA set it up in time and will it be fit for purpose? James Fair reports

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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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