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 Law

DEFRA rules changes: 6 fears raised by coalition

DEFRA rules changes: 6 fears raised by coalition

DEFRA’s Brexit-related statutory instruments have created ‘significant governance gaps in the application, interpretation and enforcement of environmental law’, a new analysis has found. Here’s what you need to know

Brexit Hub Policy

‘Chocolate fireguard’: DEFRA’s draft environmental principles statement criticised

DEFRA’s plan to place a duty on ministers to have 'due regard' to a new statement on environmental principles when making policy has been met with concern over its lack of strength and the number of 'unnecessary loopholes' built into it

Brexit Hub Regulation

DEFRA promises summer launch for shadow green watchdog

A temporary green watchdog to assess government progress against environmental goals will be established in July and will set out the permanent Office for Environmental Protection’s strategy and enforcement policy, the government has announced

Brexit Hub Regulation

EA boss makes the case for a ‘modern approach to regulation’

Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan has called for a new approach to regulation 'in order to protect air, land and water from future threats, including the climate emergency'

Brexit Hub Policy

Does DEFRA have ‘the clout’ to lead on green policy?

The government has made big speeches about improving the environment, but is there a ‘gap between rhetoric and reality’? James Fair reports

Brexit Hub Regulation

Will slashing red tape damage green protections?

Now that the UK has fully left the EU, is the government seeking to roll back regulation in a bid to stimulate the economy? Yes. Will that inevitably undermine environmental protections? Not necessarily, reports Adam Branson

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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