Post-Brexit UK Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries Bills

In 2020, Guy continues to advise WWF UK and Greener UK on potential amendments to the Agriculture Bill, which will establish the post-Common Agricultural Policy arrangements for agri-environment schemes in the UK. Guy has also been advising Salmon & Trout Conservation UK on the effect of the Fisheries Bill, in relation to fisheries and aquaculture, both in England and Scotland, and on the planned role of the Office for Environmental Protection and provision for Conservation Covenants, as laid out in the Environment Bill.

These three Bills reflect the very significant changes in environmental legislation within the UK as a whole as a result of Brexit and, once  enacted, will present huge opportunities to improve the UK’s environmental performance, across the board.