Post-Brexit regulation doesn’t match new EU rules to tackle ocean pollution, despite UK being Europe’s largest plastic waste producer.
MSPs are set to pass legislation which would allow ministers to keep Scottish law in line with future EU regulations.
Speaking on The Andrew Marr Show, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy Ed Miliband said "it will be disastrous for fisheries to have no deal" and clashed with Marr over the future of the UK's fishing fleet if it remained tied to the single market to get a deal.
What is the single market and why does it matter in talks about Brexit?
BBC presenter demonstrates why Brexit 'fundamentally won't work' in two-and-a-half minute clip [3 mins] 10/12/2020
A BBC presenter has been praised for his two-and-a-half minute explainer of Brexit - in a clip that some viewers said demonstrates why it "fundamentally won't work".
Whether there is a Brexit deal or not, the Scottish and UK governments are heading into another constitutional standoff with legislation to set up an "internal market" passing through Westminster. What is the latest row all about?
Why do so many people talk about a 'hard Brexit' and a 'soft Brexit'? And what do they mean?
Britain must stick to EU’s single market rules ‘over time’ after Brexit to secure a trade deal, Brussels says 01/12/2020
Despite signs last week of an opening to an agreement on level playing field provisions, the issue remains a major stumbling block in the negotiations.
Whisky is one of the UK’s most important exports. Currently EU regulations require a product labelled 'whisky' or 'whiskey' to be aged for a minimum of three years.
Confusion over ability to sell to Northern Ireland after 31 December hits farmers hard.
Food and drink companies tell Boris Johnson they will have to pull out of Northern Ireland because of his deal 22/10/2020
Food and drink companies are set to quit Northern Ireland en masse because of "the added cost, complexity and trade friction" of doing business after Brexit, Boris Johnson's government has been told.
EU court ruling threatens EU-UK data flows 06/10/2020
UK mass surveillance laws have been ruled illegal under EU rules. / A ruling by the EU's top court Tuesday morning dealt a serious blow to the prospect of digital information being able to flow freely across the Channel after Brexit.
Britain must abandon EU rules in post-Brexit trade deal with Brussels, Liz Truss claims as she dismisses chlorinated chicken fears 28/09/2020
The final round of trade negotiations between the UK and the EU begins on Tuesday and runs for the rest of the week.
Charles Michel says British ‘face a dilemma’ over whether to lower regulatory standards.
What has the EU ever done for my … beach? 09/06/2016
Huge sections of the UK coastline were too polluted for swimming until EU legal action forced the government to clean up.
You may wonder why on earth a Tory government led by Boris Johnson, the heirs to Thatcher for goodness sake, are sacrificing the prospect of a trade deal with the EU because they want the right to subsidise British industry.
State aid control is proving a dealbreaker in Brexit negotiations – but is it really worth the trouble? 15/08/2020
The EU and UK can’t agree on the best approach to state aid rules. However, it’s in the best interests of both parties to compromise on the issue.
The Brexit screw tightens - Chris Grey 07/08/2020
Germany’s foreign minister says Boris Johnson must be more ‘realistic and pragmatic’ if he wants a trade deal 06/08/2020
Flagging trade talks have seen little progress.
A fifth round of talks will close tomorrow and there is still no breakthrough on key issues, including fishing rights and how closely we follow EU rules.
The EU is no longer seeking a Belfast office to oversee its trade relations with Northern Ireland, a senior official has said.
This article is going to try to accessibly explain regulations in the context of the EU-UK trade agreement, and trade more broadly.