The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Environment legislation tracker tool displays key upcoming legislation of interest to Environment lawyers from 1 January 2019.
Legislation will be displayed in reverse chronological order. Legislation that is only applicable to Wales (Wales SI) will be indicated on the tracker.
The tracker is divided into the following jurisdictions:
England and Wales
Brexit statutory instruments of interest to Environment lawyers are included in the tracker. For further guidance on Brexit and environmental law, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law. For a more general timeline of key events and updates in respect of Brexit, see Practice Note: Brexit timeline. For access to related documents and further reading on Brexit, see: Brexit toolkit.
Under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, before certain proposed Brexit statutory instruments are formally laid in Parliament, they have to go through a preliminary sifting process to determine the appropriate level of parliamentary scrutiny. For more information, see News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—Brexit SI sifting process: what you need to know. For details of additional Brexit SIs laid for sifting, but not yet draft or enacted, see: Brexit SI database.
For information on subsequent legislation trackers, see:
Environment legislation tracker 2021
Environment legislation tracker 2020
For information on previous legislation trackers, see:
Environment legislation tracker 2018 [Archived]
Environment legislation tracker 2017 [Archived]
Environment legislation tracker 2016 [Archived]
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