This might not be your idea of fun but the Defra website is currently churning out colossal amounts of documentation on Brexit related matters both in terms of advice re No deal as well as detailed amendments re the Withdrawal Bill to pretty much every aspect of environmental & marine legislation. Three examples:  The Marine […]

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The Wildlife Trusts: ‘In 2019, the UK plans to leave the European Union. Before our departure, the Government must ensure there is a clear vision for our marine environment.  While it is important that we retain existing EU law through the Withdrawal Bill and anticipated Fisheries Bill, this departure is a unique opportunity to improve […]

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He is the best Defra Minister for the last eight years. His speeches are thoughtful and not simply driven by politically correct automaton and so for those interested in the huge interactions between landuse, agriculture and water and the environment these speeches provide a useful update on thinking. Oxford Farming Conference 2019 address by the […]

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Greener UK Risk Tracker argues that with less than four months to go until the UK leaves the EU huge uncertainties remain over the future of environmental safeguards BusinessGreen ‘The government’s shock decision to delay today’s hotly anticipated parliamentary vote on its proposed Withdrawal Agreement has further fuelled fears a ‘no deal’ Brexit could unleash […]

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