On 18 July 2018, Theresa May announced that the government will introduce a new Environment Bill covering air quality and a range of other environmental issues.  She indicated that the Bill will seek to address some of the opportunities to the UK on environmental protection after Brexit. The Bill is intended to build on the 25 Year Environment Plan and hopes to set out plans to improve the environment for the next generation.  

The NFU Environment chair, Mark Pope has said that “farming has a key interest in managing and protecting environmental resources alongside the practical challenges of food production. With this in mind, the NFU will be giving careful consideration to any new Environment Bill."