6th January 2021

With the Trade Agreement with the EU now agreed, both the UK and Scottish Governments have published information and guidance on changes to the Habitats Regulations and how they now apply in Great Britain.

For England and Wales - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/changes-to-the-habitats-regulations-2017

For Scotland - https://www.gov.scot/publications/eu-exit-habitats-regulations-scotland-2/

Norther Ireland - Brexit transition Q&As - Habitats and species | Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (daera-ni.gov.uk)

It is also worth noting that parts of the Wildlife and Countryside Act still apply to bats. Greener UK has published an initial assessment of the implications of the Trade Agreement GreenerUK_initial_analysis_of_the_EU-UK_deal.pdf

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