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 Legislation

DEFRA: Safeguards will protect green watchdog's independence

The environment department has hit back again at accusations that the new Office for Environmental Protection will be more lapdog than watchdog

Brexit Hub Legislation

Eustice: Green groups have ‘misunderstood’ controversial watchdog amendment

Environment secretary George Eustice has defended the government’s move to enable it to direct the nascent Office for Environmental Protection’s enforcement policy via an amendment to the Environment Bill, describing it as a 'very normal standard clause'

Brexit Hub Legislation

Eustice borrows £536k to expedite green watchdog

DEFRA is seeking a cash advance of £536,000 so it can set up the new Office for Environmental Protection before the Environment Bill, which contains the legal framework for the watchdog, receives royal assent

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

MPs ‘concerned’ by interim green watchdog’s role and powers

The chairs of two environmental select committees have called on DEFRA to provide transparency around the independence, role and powers of the 'stop-gap environmental regulator' it intends to set up in January 2021

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

DEFRA dismisses OEP independence fears as it confirms return of Environment Bill

DEFRA has dismissed concerns that government amendments to the Environment Bill would allow ministers to direct the post-Brexit green watchdog away from awkward cases, as it confirmed that the flagship legislation is due to return to parliament on 3 November

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

Widening right to depart from EU case law could prompt ‘surge’ in litigation

The UK’s higher courts would no longer be bound by retained EU case law under draft regulations put before parliament, which could leave fewer legal disputes to be resolved amicably

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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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