Two articles illustrating the challenges of Brexit to environmental regulations Defra recruiting 1,400 policy wonks to pick up the pieces after Brexit The Register ‘Exclusive Defra – the UK government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs – is hiring 1,400 “business policy” folk so it can untangle itself from Europe after Brexit, according to multiple […]

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Guardian ‘The British government published proposals on Tuesday for “a new customs arrangement that facilitates the freest and most frictionless trade possible in goods between the UK and the EU”. The policy paper calls for “a continued close association with the EU customs union for a time-limited period after the UK has left the EU” in March […]

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CIWEM has published a briefing note on Brexit and the environment. It looks at the implications of the different exit scenarios for the environment, its management and regulation. It outlines key concerns and opportunities, notably associated with the loss of policy certainty and continuity. The briefing concludes the effects of Brexit “are likely to remain […]

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