Supporting Scottish businesses with EU exit

SEPA is committed to supporting Scottish businesses during EU exit whilst maintaining protection for Scotland’s environment.


The Scottish Government has been clear in its commitment to maintain or enhance Scotland’s environmental commitments.

SEPA is equally clear, we expect all regulated businesses to continue to comply with Scotland’s environmental laws.

The European Union has agreed to extend the date that the UK may leave the EU to 31 October 2019.

Whilst the Scottish Government, UK Government and European Union continue dialogue, the Scottish Government and Scottish public bodies, including SEPA, are proactively planning for all potential outcomes. This includes how we’ll respond to the potential for a ‘no-deal’ exit.

We’re actively working with Scottish businesses and would encourage businesses concerned about how EU exit may affect the way in which they comply with environmental regulations to get in touch.

We’ll listen and quickly respond to any challenges as they emerge.

Regulatory updates and guidance from SEPA will be added to this site, particularly in the event of a 'no-deal' outcome, so please check back regularly for updates.

Once the nature and timing of EU exit becomes clearer, regulatory updates and guidance from SEPA will be added to this site, so please check back regularly for updates.

Further information to support Scottish businesses, and help them prepare for EU exit, is available in the partner links section below

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us