Government peers have today (Wednesday 16th May 2018) demanded that the government protect the UK’s environmental standards after Brexit, in yet another damaging defeat for the government over the EU Withdrawal Bill.  Lords voted 294 to 244 to pass the amendment this afternoon, which seeks to protect existing enforcement powers for environmental rules.  It demands that the […]

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Bob Earll: Well to say that the Government’s consultation hasn’t gone down well with past environmental parliamentarians would be an understatement. A toothless mutt with no legal powers to hold Government to account has prompted Peers to another amendment to the Withdrawal Bill. The environmental principles section is a bit …. thin …. It seems […]

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Greener UK   ‘Tentative progress on plastics and ‘green Brexit’ held back by absence of environment watchdog Environmentalists argue that improvements in plastics, agriculture and chemicals policy are tempered by continuing uncertainty over how environmental laws will be enforced after Brexit.  Tentative progress on plastics and ‘green Brexit’ held back by absence of environment watchdog Environmentalists […]

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The Public Accounts Committee report says preparations for Brexit are being hampered by uncertainty over UK’s future relationship with the EU. Read the report summary Read the report conclusions and recommendations Read the full report: Exiting the European Union: The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Department for International Trade Preparations being […]

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