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

brexit library

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 Commission... Read more

Latest Brexit news & analysis

Brexit Hub Regulation

Rees-Mogg mocks the precautionary principle

Brexit opportunities minister Jacob Rees-Mogg appeared keen to ditch the precautionary principle while giving evidence to a committee of MPs last week. Meanwhile, a government policy statement on environmental principles, which would include the precautionary principle, remains missing

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Johnson to table ‘Brexit Freedoms Bill’ in new red tape drive

A new bill will allow the government to remove retained EU law and adapt it to the UK’s needs, the prime minister has announced, in a new attempt to cut regulation

Brexit Hub Land, Ecology & Development

Transition to new environmental schemes a challenge, says DEFRA minister

Switching farmers on to a new scheme of subsidy that awards them for environmental improvements and public goods is proving a challenge but is the right thing to do, new environment minister Victoria Prentis told delegates at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday

Brexit Hub Waste water & sewage

Effluent discharge rules relaxed as supply chain disruptions bite

The Environment Agency has announced a relaxation of rules governing discharges from wastewater treatment plants after Brexit and covid related supply chain disruptions have put a key sewage treatment chemical in short supply

Brexit Hub Chemicals

Fact checker: Is the UK’s ban on animal testing for cosmetics at risk?

A long-standing ban on testing cosmetic products on animals could be undermined by aligning with an EU chemicals decision, according to a widely shared article published this week. But is it really under threat?

Brexit Hub Environmental Law

Rewriting the rulebook: How government plans to diverge from EU green standards could affect business

Industry professionals tell ENDS where the UK government is likely to start charting a new course on environmental rules and what could hold it back

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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?

Extinction Rebellion activists protest against deforestation in Brazil. Green policies are set to play a big role in the general election following a surge in activism.  Photograph: Guy Smallman/Getty Images

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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