Nuclear Power Generation National Policy Statement
Produced in partnership with Burges Salmon
Nuclear Power Generation National Policy Statement

The following Energy practice note produced in partnership with Burges Salmon provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Nuclear Power Generation National Policy Statement
  • Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector
  • Energy National Policy Statement
  • NPS consultation
  • Greenpeace challenge
  • Role of the NPS in the planning system
  • Relationship with EN-1
  • Infrastructure covered by the NPS
  • Geographical coverage
  • Period of validity and review
  • More...

Brexit impact—Euratom and the UK Nuclear Sector

As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it had entered an implementation period during which it continues to be treated by the EU as a Member State for many purposes. 11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked 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 came to an end and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below.

On 24 December 2020, the European Commission and UK government announced an agreement in principle on the legal terms of the future UK-EU relationship. Announced just one week before IP completion day, the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), and associated agreements came at the eleventh hour, leaving little time to put in place the necessary legal and practical arrangements to make the deal fully operational. The deal was signed on 30 December 2020 and approved by the UK Parliament (along with implementing legislation). Due to the time pressure, the UK and EU agreed that the deal would apply provisionally from 1 January 2021, pending full ratification by the EU. The

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