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The Welsh and Scottish Governments have expressed serious concerns with the UK Government’s plans to replace the EU ETS with a carbon tax if there is a ‘no deal Brexit’.

First published:
15 October 2018
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

The Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths and  Environment Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, in a joint letter to the Chancellor and Minister of State for Energy & Clean Growth, call for the UK Government to initiate immediate Ministerial discussions to determine successor long-term arrangements in line with the devolution settlements.


Under proposals laid out in their latest tranche of ‘no deal’ Technical Notices, the UK Government has proposed to replace the long-standing emissions trading arrangements – reached by agreement between all four administrations – with a UK wide carbon tax, without discussion with the Devolved Administrations at a Ministerial level.