Brexit—guidance for businesses from IP completion day (environment)
Brexit—guidance for businesses from IP completion day (environment)

The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Brexit—guidance for businesses from IP completion day (environment)
  • Guidance for businesses operating after the Brexit transition period
  • Government departments
  • Other publications

As a result of the 23 June 2016 referendum on membership of the EU, which voted with a 52% majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU, the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 (exit day). In accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK then entered a transition period (implementation period) during which it continued to be subject to EU law. The implementation period ended on 31 December 2020 (IP completion day), at which point key transitional arrangements came to an end and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s legal regime.

During the implementation period, the UK government published practical guidance to help businesses prepare for how specific regimes relevant to environmental law would operate following IP completion day.

On and immediately following IP completion day, a number of these guidance documents were reissued to reflect the confirmed legal and practical changes taking effect from 1 January 2021. Some of the guidance contained simple updates and reference amendments to reflect the passing of IP completion day, while some guidance was updated to include substantive changes taking effect in light of the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (and related arrangements). In other cases, the Brexit-specific guidance was withdrawn.

This Practice Note lists some of the reissued post-Brexit transition guidance relevant to environmental law, as well as general business guidance which have

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