08 Aug '18, 8am

Lawyers say Gove proposals for Brexit environmental watchdog are useless

A new watchdog supposed to safeguard the UK's environment after Brexit will lack the legal "teeth" necessary to hold the government to account, the country's top lawyers have said. According to the Bar Council, the body to be charged with overseeing the UK's environmental protections would not be able to take the government to court, a key power under the current legislation which comes from the EU. Related articles Tesla: Musk mulls taking auto giant private New database to highlight benefits of integrated reporting Lawyers say Gove proposals for Brexit environmental watchdog are useless Faulty wiring? Upgrade standards for green electricity future, REA urges government Landlords step up calls for energy efficiency improvement tax breaks That would leave the watchdog without "teeth", said the Bar Council, which represents the UK's barristers, and would not replicate the c...

Full article: https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3037269/lawyers-say...

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