The UK's Environment Information Regulations have enabled researchers and campaigners to force water firms to publish data on river pollution, but they may be scrapped as part of the Brexit process.
According to the House of Commons Library, UK shellfish exports to the EU in 2021 were 17% lower in cash terms than 2019, a fall of almost £70 million.
Brexit bonfire of EU laws could let water companies conceal sewage discharges, campaigners warn 14/03/2023
The Environmental Information Regulation allows the public to demand data from private water companies, but it is at risk of being scrapped by the Government.
A lonely giraffe has become a victim of Brexit-related bureaucracy over animal imports, according to a zoo.
Britain uses Brexit freedoms to continue use of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticide banned in the EU 24/01/2023
Ministers have approved the emergency use of neonicotinoids against the advice of their own experts in a move branded ‘unacceptable’ by environmental groups.
Giant Brexit Inland Border Facility off M20 at Sevington, near Ashford, sitting empty, drone pictures reveal 25/01/2023
Drone pictures reveal how a giant Brexit border control site off the M20 near Ashford is now sitting empty.
79 organisations have joined together to write an open letter to the Prime Minister urging her to change the Government's trajectory on environmental deregulation, which is set to harm our people, planet and prosperity.
New staff needed to cope with the government’s controversial retained EU laws bill will cost Whitehall dearly in a financial crisis.
Just a tiny fraction of England’s farms have received payment under the government’s sustainable farming incentive.
There are more EU era environmental laws to review after Brexit than had been previously known, the environment secretary has suggested.
Shadow international trade minister Gareth Thomas asked Defra what assessment it has made of the reasons for the UK florist industry's decline in trade with the EU.
RUMOURS that surfaced this week over the watering-down or scrapping of farm payments that rewards landowners for their environmental work has stoked anger amongst the Cumbrian farming community.
Ellie Newis reviews two of the flagship free trade agreements that were supposed to reignite the UK economy.
Post-Brexit delay on air quality standards condemns more London children to breathing toxic air 15/11/2022
Ministers were accused on Tuesday of condemning another generation of children to breathing toxic air in London and other parts of Britain by setting a target to tackle it only by 2040.
Food safety in a post-Brexit UK 07/11/2022
Erik Millstone examines the precarious nature of food safety in the UK after the Brexit referendum and points out that prevention is always better than cure.
A significant amount of the UK’s meat production may become non-compliant for export to the EU if proposed changes are implemented, the sheep sector has warned.
The government doesn’t want to be held to account for Brexit and its real effects – and it’s clear why! 08/10/2022
This week I was contacted by a retired CEO of a major wine wholesaler. They, unbeknownst to me, had asked their local MP John Penrose (Weston-super-Mare, Somerset) if he thought it was acceptable that my wine business had been obliged to open a site in the EU to mitigate Brexit costs.
Brussels official says UK has ‘non-regression obligation’ to protect waters as part of trade deal.
The UK is threatening health and marine life on the French coast by allowing raw sewage to be dumped in the Channel and North Sea, say three Euro MPs.
Environment secretary George Eustice wants to tear up a key piece of European law that environmentalists say protects cherished habitats in the UK.
Tory MPs urge government to scrap EU pesticide regulations and allow all US chemicals on food 14/06/2022
Conservative MPs have urged the government to use its Brexit freedoms to ditch the EU’s cautious approach to making sure pesticides are safe for human consumption.
Strategy described as ‘missed opportunity’ as final wording merely commits to ‘considering’ animal welfare.
London 'did not prioritise NI solutions' 14/05/2022
It is hard to dispute the idea that London did not prioritise finding a solution to the Brexit problems facing Northern Ireland, a former top Stormont civil servant has said.
Civil Service jobs: Scaling back to pre-Brexit figures is illogical as UK has more governance now, expert says 13/05/2022
Institute of Government says there is more work for the Civil Service to do now that the UK has left the EU
Ministers admitted the industry's "reliance on foreign workers" hadn't been solved after Brexit.