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

Q&A: What’s at stake for the environment in post-Brexit talks

Q&A: What’s at stake for the environment in post-Brexit talks

With member states expected to sign off on the EU’s negotiating mandate for negotiations on the future EU-UK relationship next week, ENDS takes a look at what the talks mean for green standards - and what they don’t

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Wiped off the map: Dismay after UK loses EEA membership

Environmental campaigners, including the father of prime minister Boris Johnson, have expressed dismay after it emerged the European Environment Agency has removed the UK from its list of member states

Brexit Hub Legislation

EAC chair: Green watchdog needs ‘even more clout’

The newly-appointed chair of the Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee has called on the government to give the proposed post-Brexit green watchdog ‘even more clout’ by giving MPs a greater say in the appointment of the body’s chair

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Regulatory autonomy ‘central to Brexit vision’, says top UK negotiator

The UK’s chief trade negotiator has said the government will not compromise on the freedom to set its own regulations as part of the post-Brexit talks with the EU, saying it is 'the point of Brexit'

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Eustice: ‘Sensible’ deal with EU possible without green alignment

Newly appointed environment secretary George Eustice has said the government is expecting to sign a 'sensible' trade deal with the EU before its self-imposed December deadline even as it seeks the freedom to diverge from future European regulations

Brexit Hub Planning & land use

Government mulls ‘planning liberalisation’ in freeports drive

Coastal and inland areas designated as freeports could benefit from looser planning requirements in order to encourage development, the government has proposed

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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