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Authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are struggling with a skills gap after the United Kingdom left the European Union, according to a report.
"You have to blame the government for this whole sorry mess. The industry is out of control and it's our rivers and beaches that are picking up the tab for that profiteering."
Publication of UK REACH's priorities for upcoming year prompts concern of growing regulatory gap between EU and UK on hazardous chemical regulation.
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.
American agricultural lobby groups had criticised some of the import bans.
The UK is facing a £1 billion bill to replicate the EU’s chemical database after the government opted to leave the bloc’s REACH system on 31 December.
Figures show Brexit compounding Covid disruption, with clothing exports plunging 60%, vegetables down 40% and cars 25%.
A plan by Boris Johnson’s government to change the regulation of chemicals after Brexit risks making the UK a “dumping ground” for harmful substances, experts and campaigners have warned.
The government is planning to water down the regulatory requirements on key chemicals, in what experts fear could be the first move to a weaker post-Brexit safety regime for potentially toxic substances.
Filth spewing into a picturesque stretch of U.K. coastline is far from the image of post-Brexit Britain that Boris Johnson wants to portray.
IN September 2019, the UK Government made public its list of “reasonable worst case assumptions” in the wake of a no-deal Brexit.
Wastewater plants in England offered waiver because of impact of lorry driver crisis.
The supply chain crisis has sparked a relaxation of rules on dumping waste water.
Supply chain disruption leading to fears of water treatment chemical shortage.
Waste water plants have been told they may be allowed to discharge effluent that has not been properly treated due to chemical shortages caused by Brexit and the pandemic.
Our sister publication, Sussex Bylines, has been publishing a series of eye-opening articles – “Toxic Shock“ on the dirty practices of Southern Water. The same appalling abuses and breaches of regulation are occurring right across the country. Readers have been horrified to learn that it is cheaper for these companies to pollute and pay the fines than to address the causes of the problem.
Delays to an historic restoration project on the Powys border are a "cause for concern", volunteers say.
Work to install waterproof lining to part of the Shropshire Union Canal has been hit by delays caused by the pandemic and Brexit.
CSO data shows biggest fall is in chemicals, food and live animals.
Brexit’s sunlit uplands are proving difficult to access and, for one sector at least, the blame for this problem cannot be pinned on one year of lockdown.
Although we have left the EU, there are still many issues to be resolved. One of the biggest dangers is that if the NI Protocol breaks so will the UK-EU trade deal.
arning that UK in danger of sliding back to 1970s reputation as ‘dirty man of Europe’.
Greener UK claims analysis shows rhetoric on environment not being matched by action.
The so-called “green Brexit” promised by the government has not been delivered, a coalition of environment groups says.
Chemical companies, facing costly new regulations and extra tariffs, are looking to the continent.