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 Air

‘Bonkers’: Separate industrial emissions controls slammed by DEFRA official

The prospect of Scotland continuing to adhere to new EU industrial emissions guidance while the rest of the UK develops its own is “bonkers” according to a senior DEFRA official

Brexit Hub Waste

Boris Johnson signals new waste bill is in the works

Prime minister Boris Johnson has indicated that the government intends to introduce new legislation governing plastics and the export of waste when it puts forward its agenda in the next Queen’s Speech

Brexit Hub Brexit

Environmental divergence: What could change after Brexit?

There are growing signs that the UK government is seeking to diverge from EU green rules after Brexit, with particular pressure to water down nature protections. But how feasible would such changes be? Simon Pickstone investigates

Brexit Hub Brexit

Operation Yellowhammer: ‘Just in time’ supply chain at risk, warns chemicals sector

Crashing out of the EU without a deal could cause months of supply chain chaos, according to official contingency plans published yesterday, with the UK chemicals sector urging the government to secure a Brexit deal to prevent disruption

Brexit Hub Land, Ecology & Development

Government urged to water down EIA rules in freeports push

The government should use Brexit as an opportunity to free up the planning system by limiting when developers need to carry out environmental impact assessments, according to the British Ports Association

Brexit Hub Environmental Politics

Villiers: New regulatory regime could be on the cards after Brexit

New environmental and farm rules that diverge from EU regulations could be put in place once the UK leaves the bloc, but the UK will not lower its green standards, environment secretary Theresa Villiers has signalled

Latest Brexit Library updates

Brexit Hub

DExEU guidance on fluorinated gases and ozone depleting gases in the event of no Brexit deal

Says the majority of EU requirements for fluorinated gases and ozone depleting substances would continue to apply, with the UK to set up its own quota systems on controlling the substances through the establishment of new IT systems by the Environment Agency and importers and manufacturers to apply for a UK quota to place them on the UK market

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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