This paper covers our sixth assessment of the forthcoming legislation that we consider to have likely environmental consequences or consequences for ecologists. We again review issues of a global scale, those in the European Union, and those both in the United Kingdom and constituent countries.
2015 resulted in a Conservative majority in Westminster, the dominance of the Scottish National Party in Scotland, and a collapse of many other parties in England and Wales. A referendum on whether the UK will stay in the European Union is forthcoming.
The legislative scans of previous years (Sutherland 2011-15) are freely available on the British Ecological Society website. Issues that have been discussed before are not repeated here.