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

No aspect of UK green policy safe from Brexit threat, warn campaigners

The UK’s progress on environmental issues and climate change is at a severe risk of being undermined by Brexit, as the country edges closer to leaving the EU without a deal, a new report has found

Environmental Politics Brexit Hub

Conservative leadership race: Gove vows to make ‘climate emergency’ top priority

Environment secretary Michael Gove has pledged to focus on tackling climate change if he is elected leader of the Conservative Party

Products & Chemicals Brexit Hub

DEFRA threatened with legal action over ‘weakening’ of chemicals laws after Brexit

DEFRA faces the prospect of a judicial review unless it urgently addresses gaps in secondary legislation relating to the UK’s chemicals regulation after Brexit, green groups have warned

Environmental Law Brexit Hub

DEFRA’s agriculture plans undermined by ‘lack of clarity’ on environment, says watchdog

Plans to roll out a system providing public money for public goods in the agricultural sector after Brexit risk serious disruption unless DEFRA sets out more clearly what its environmental goals are, according to the National Audit Office

Environmental Politics Brexit Hub

Will the Tory leadership race derail the government’s ‘green Brexit’ plans?

With the Conservative Party leadership contest expected to last until July, key parts of the government’s environmental agenda have been put on ice. Simon Pickstone asks what the delay could mean for green policy

Environmental Politics Brexit Hub

Boris Johnson expected to set out climate ambitions this week

Conservative leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson has said he will set out his policy platform this week, which he has hinted will include a number of commitments to climate action and the environment

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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