UKELA: BREXIT AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: BREXIT, HENRY VIII CLAUSES AND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

The purpose of this report is to set out where UKELA foresee Henry VIII powers being used to amend the UK’s environmental laws after Brexit. As a matter of general principle UKELA believe that the use of these powers should be kept to the minimum necessary for the effective continuance of domestic legislation after Brexit. However, they also believe that any debate on these powers must be informed by an accurate view as to the extent to which they will actually be used. UKELA applied its technical expertise to analyse all the Acts of Parliament relevant to the environment in England, identifying any provisions which a Minister might consider ‘deficient’ after Brexit and therefore require amendment.

The UK Environmental Law Association is neutral on Brexit and provide impartial, technical analysis of the impact it is likely to have on environmental law and governance. They are not members of the Alliance.

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Sam Coates