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

Environmental Politics Brexit Hub

Queen’s speech delay ‘further complicates’ green Brexit plans

Queen’s speech delay ‘further complicates’ green Brexit plans

Theresa May’s reported reluctance to bring forward a Queen’s speech could make it more difficult to pass key environmental legislation before Brexit, a green group has warned

Environmental Politics Brexit Hub

UK ‘unprepared’ for post-Brexit alignment with EU green rules

Major questions remain over how the UK could commit to ‘dynamic alignment’ with new EU environmental policies after Brexit, a group of policy experts has warned

Environmental Law Brexit Hub

Gove: Shadow green watchdog to be ‘godfather’ to DEFRA family

The interim green watchdog, set up to record breaches of environmental law until the permanent Office for Environmental Protection is ready, will be a DEFRA arm’s length body, the environment secretary told a committee of peers yesterday

Environmental Law Brexit Hub

Gove plans corrective Brexit law to address chemical industry concerns

Environment secretary Michael Gove is considering introducing a new Brexit-related REACH statutory instrument to address the concerns of the chemical industry

Hazardous waste Brexit Hub

EA admits no-deal Brexit threat to radioactive waste exports

Organisations unable to transfer radioactive waste because of Brexit will be able to store it above the levels set out in their permits or permit exemptions, the Environment Agency has said

Environmental Law Brexit Hub

Gove’s green Brexit plans: 9 things you need to know

Further details have emerged in the past few days about the government’s post-Brexit environmental governance arrangements, including the identity of an interim green Brexit commissioner and where the green watchdog could be based. Here are nine things you need to know about DEFRA’s green governance vision

Latest Brexit Library updates

Brexit Hub

Environment (miscellaneous) amendments (Northern Ireland)

Removes references to the term “Community Treaties” and replaces it with “retained EU obligations”, removes references to European directives on areas such as waste, producer responsibility, environmental provisions, noise regulations and environmental liability

Brexit Hub

Waste amendments (number 2)

Makes minor technical amendments and update out of date references in various domestic waste regulations that implement different EU Directives related to waste management.

Brexit Hub

Welsh government consultation on environmental governance and principles

Seeks views on introducing new legislation to cover the EU’s principles on the polluter pays and rectification at source, increasing the scope of application for existing principles and creating a green watchdog to perform some of the functions of the EU institutions.

Brexit Hub

Written statement on energy policy

Confirms the government will publish legislation for a short extension to the deadline for UK operators in the EU emissions trading scheme to surrender 2018 emissions allowances from 15 March 2019 to 26 March 2019

Brexit Hub

Statutory instrument on food (Northern Ireland)

Removes references to ‘another EEA state’ to reflect the UK’s post-Brexit status outside the EU, removes references to euros and fixes references to EU directives; clarifies regulations dealing with natural mineral waters

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