Environment legislation tracker 2021
Environment legislation tracker 2021

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

  • Environment legislation tracker 2021
  • Brexit impact
  • England and Wales

This Environment legislation tracker tool displays key upcoming legislation of interest to Environment lawyers in England and Wales coming into force from 1 January 2021.

Legislation will be displayed in reverse chronological order. Legislation that is only applicable to Wales (Wales SI) will be indicated as such on the tracker.

Draft and enacted Brexit statutory instruments of interest to Environment lawyers are included in the tracker. Under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, before certain proposed Brexit statutory instruments were formally laid in Parliament, they had 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 previous legislation, see:

  1. Environment legislation tracker 2020

  2. Environment legislation tracker 2019

  3. Environment legislation tracker 2018 [Archived]

  4. Environment legislation tracker 2017 [Archived]

  5. Environment legislation tracker 2016 [Archived]

Brexit impact

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. For further guidance, see

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