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...

Latest Brexit news & analysis

Environmental Politics Brexit Hub

What would a Brexit delay mean for the environment?

What would a Brexit delay mean for the environment?

Debate is raging over whether the UK should request extending its EU membership after the 29 March deadline. Simon Pickstone asks how it would impact the waste and chemicals sectors

Environmental Politics Brexit Hub

DEFRA’s no-deal preparations ‘over-optimistic’, says parliamentary committee

A House of Commons committee has accused DEFRA of being over-optimistic in its plans to secure adequate food supplies if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal

Brexit Brexit Hub

‘Time to stop this circus’: environmental sector responds to Brexit bill defeat

Green groups and companies have expressed deep concern about the government’s approach to Brexit, after MPs last night resoundingly rejected the withdrawal agreement

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Environment Bill set to cover Northern Ireland

The permanent secretary of Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has revealed that officials are working on amending the draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill to extend it to cover the region.

Brexit Hub Access to justice

Post-Brexit governance: Why the devolved administrations are reluctant to collaborate with Westminster

As EU exit day looms, the devolved administrations have been slow to prepare their post-Brexit plans for the environment. Simon Pickstone asks what’s causing the delay

Brexit Hub Energy

Government clarifies emissions trading under no-deal Brexit

The government has further clarified what actions companies affected by the EU emissions trading system (ETS) should take in the event the UK crashes out of the bloc with no deal

Latest Brexit Library updates

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

Brexit Hub

Statutory instrument on agriculture, food and horse (Northern Ireland)

Amends ten Northern Ireland statutory rules relating to meat products and horses to reflect the UK’s post-Brexit status; changes references to ‘another’ member state, removes automatic power of entry for a European Commission official, redefines third country, replaces references to ‘EU’ with ‘UK’

Brexit Hub

Statutory instrument on environment and wildlife

Amends legislation concerning persistant organic pollutants (POPs), timber, European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, transfrontier waste shipments, Nagoya protocol, mercury, CITES wildlife convention

Brexit Hub

Statutory instrument on pesticides and fertilisers

Makes minor corrections to legislation dealing with plant protection products in order to reflect the UK’s new status after Brexit; designates the Welsh government as the competent authority in Wales for pesticides regulation; removes references to EU institutions and processes

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