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

Do Boris Johnson’s new Spads want to slash environmental protections?

Do Boris Johnson’s new Spads want to slash environmental protections?

Could the recruitment of a group of young, libertarian special advisers lead to the erosion of environmental standards? Jocelyn Timperley reports

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Villiers appoints new special adviser with links to ‘Team Boris’

Environment secretary Theresa Villiers has appointed a former London Assembly insider and Barnet councillor as her special adviser

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

‘Damaging and unjustified’: Environment Bill secrecy clause must go, NGOs urge

The government must drop secrecy provisions contained in the Environment Bill that would force the new green watchdog to withhold information about the organisations it is investigating, according to a group of 36 NGOs

Brexit Hub Products & Chemicals

Post-Brexit chemicals rules ‘unworkable, unrealistic, costly and will lead to more animal testing’, says industry

The chemicals industry has written to environment secretary Theresa Villiers slamming the government’s post-Brexit chemicals regulation plans and railing at the risk to business and DEFRA’s “unwillingness or inability” to consider alternatives

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Theresa Villiers: What mark will the ‘Brexit hero’ make at DEFRA?

New environment secretary Theresa Villiers has been hailed as one of the 'heroes of Brexit'. But are her eurosceptic credentials compatible with her pledge to protect and restore the natural environment? Simon Pickstone investigates

Brexit Hub Brexit

DEFRA to receive more staff as no-deal preparations ramp up

Former environment secretary Michael Gove is expected to transfer more civil servants to DEFRA as part of government preparations to leave the EU by October

Latest Brexit Library updates

Brexit Hub

Statutory instrument on REACH (3)

Amends an early statutory instrument on REACH to change deadlines that operate by reference to a fixed date as a result of the extension to article 50.

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.

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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

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