The UK’s devolved regions should follow the EU’s lead when developing environmental policies after Brexit, analysts have recommended.
A report by think tank The UK in a Changing Europe warned on Wednesday that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU following June’s historic referendum will push the British constitutional and legal frameworks “to their limits”.
The departure could affect the devolution settlements which transferred control of areas such as environment and agriculture to regional governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. They have since been responsible for implementing and transposing EU legislation in those fields.
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