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

Government waters down green non-regression pledge

Government waters down green non-regression pledge

The government appears to have weakened its pledge to introduce a legally-binding commitment to uphold environmental standards after the UK leaves the EU

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Unfinished business: 7 critical green plans left in limbo

A number of critical fledgling bills and environmental strategies have been left with an uncertain future as a result of the general election. ENDS takes a look at some of the most important outstanding environmental strategies

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

General election: What’s on the green agenda?

With the general election campaign now gearing up, the UK’s main parties are already unveiling eye-catching pledges to capitalise on the surge in public concern around climate change and environmental issues. Simon Pickstone investigates whether green issues are set to take centre stage

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

Green watchdog powers could have ‘chilling effect’ on judicial review process, say legal experts

Legal powers to be granted to the proposed Office for Environmental Protection under the Environment Bill could hinder organisations’ access to the judicial review process, according to academics and lawyers

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

Carbon tax would apply from this week under no-deal Brexit

The first carbon emissions tax bills would be sent in May 2021 and would apply from this week if the UK crashes out of the EU at the end of the current Brexit extension period, says the government

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

EU warns UK it will accept ‘zero’ environmental dumping in free trade deal

The European Commission’s top Brexit official has said the UK can only hope for a comprehensive free trade with the EU if it commits to “zero dumping” on environmental standards

Latest Brexit Library updates

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

Brexit Hub

DExEU guidance on fluorinated gases and ozone depleting gases in the event of no Brexit deal

Says the majority of EU requirements for fluorinated gases and ozone depleting substances would continue to apply, with the UK to set up its own quota systems on controlling the substances through the establishment of new IT systems by the Environment Agency and importers and manufacturers to apply for a UK quota to place them on the UK market

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