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

Villiers accused of backtracking on post-Brexit trade standards

The head of the National Farmers Union has accused environment secretary Theresa Villiers of showing “no commitment” to setting up a commission to safeguard the UK’s food standards after Brexit

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

EU emissions trading: Judge rejects challenge to suspension of free allowances

A judge has rejected a challenge to the UK government’s decision not to support an oil and gas company affected by the suspension of its free emissions allowances for the EU emissions trading system in the run-up to Brexit

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

No UK party manifesto commits to green non-regression after Brexit, experts warn

All of the UK-wide parties have left “unanswered questions” about the direction of travel for environmental standards in their manifestos, according to the research group Brexit & Environment

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Climate off the table in US trade deal, leaked report suggests

A trove of leaked documents appears to confirm that the US is refusing to discuss climate change provisions in a post-Brexit free trade agreement (FTA) and is pushing for weaker controls on pesticides

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

General election: Conservative manifesto offers few green surprises

The Conservative Party has launched its election manifesto with a renewed commitment to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and a pledge to invest substantially less public money in renewables and energy efficiency than its electoral rivals

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

‘Disturbing’: Stark warning issued over UK environmental law and funding

The lack of clarity surrounding the UK’s environmental law, governance and funding after Brexit has been described as disturbing by an EU environmental policy expert

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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