Medical News UK government urgently readies environment watchdog for no-deal Brexit
11 July 2019
A post-EU environmental watchdog could be ready soonRussell Hart / Alamy Stock Photo
By Adam VaughanThe government has begun preparations to have its environmental watchdog ready within a month of a no deal Brexit, a source close to the process has told New Scientist.
In a sign of how seriously the government is taking the prospect of the UK exciting the EU without a deal on 31 October, work is underway to have a version of the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) established almost immediately to avoid a substantial hiatus in environmental protection. Government staff are already in …
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