Invasive species—regulation and offences
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The following Environment practice note produced in partnership with Phlorum Limited provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Invasive species—regulation and offences
  • Brexit
  • The Animal Health, Invasive Alien Species, Plant Breeders’ Rights and Seeds (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
  • Invasive Non-native Species (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
  • The Animal Welfare and Invasive Non-Native Species (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
  • What are invasive non-native species?
  • Issues with invasive non-native species
  • Regulation
  • The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
  • The Infrastructure Act 2015
  • More...

Invasive species—regulation and offences

Brexit

11pm (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.  Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

The Animal Health, Invasive Alien Species, Plant Breeders’ Rights and Seeds (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Animal Health, Invasive Alien Species, Plant Breeders’ Rights and Seeds (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, Part 2 of which is in force from 26th September 2019 and Part 6 of which is in force from 1st October 2019, make amendments to the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019, SI 2019/527 in order to correct errors in that Order and ensure its continued operability after the UK leaves the EU. Amendments are also made to the provision in the 2019 Order which sets the maximum penalties upon criminal conviction for an offence under the Order. These amendments were made before the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019 entered into force on 1 October 2019, to ensure

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