Levelling Up Bill and impact on devolved environmental protections

15th August 2022

A briefing on the Levelling up and Regeneration Bill and its impact on devolved environmental protections. 


  • The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill will hand a UK Minister the power to scrap and rewrite, by secondary legislation, environmental protections currently set out in primary legislation.
  • This power will apply across the UK – meaning the UK Government could directly change Scottish environmental law against the wishes of the Scottish Government.
  • These proposals are of serious concern to environmental NGOs as they have the potential to weaken the protection of the environment.


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