Two new Whitehall departments are created, the Department for Exiting the EU, and the Department for International Trade. DECC (the former Department of Energy & Climate Change) is moved into BIS to create BEIS – the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, encompassing Climate Change.
Departmental responsibilities are in these links:
(1) Department for Exiting the EU – here
(2) Department for International Trade – here
(3) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – here
Various Parliamentary Select Committee investigations are underway, and these can be followed on the Cardinal Environment Limited Facebook page. Select Committee Reports will be notified in my Blog, here.
Today, the first Parliamentary Research Briefing is published on the impact of an EU exit for key UK policy areas – here.
In this Research Briefing, the Environment is a key policy area covered, as is Climate Change.
The senior management structure of the Department for Exiting the EU is as shown below :