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Thousands of pro-consumer laws we take for granted could expire at the end of 2023.
The BBC’s Analysis editor Ros Atkins looks at the controversy surrounding the government’s plan to scrap thousands of EU-era laws.
First came Brexit. Now comes Britain’s bonfire of European laws. / Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is pushing ahead with a contentious plan to remove all remaining European Union laws from Britain’s statute book by the end of 2023, despite opponents’ claims that the move is rash and unworkable.
Over 1,000 staff were redeployed to deal with the fall-out from leaving the EU. Now, the financial consequences are coming to light.
'Bonfire of Rights' Bill will unleash chaos 18/01/2023
Today, MPs will debate and vote on the Retained EU Law Bill which if passed, could endanger thousands of rights and protections in the UK.
THEY say a week is a long time in politics – and this week has certainly felt it! Intent on further undermining the devolution settlement and Scottish democracy, the UK Government is pushing ahead with its flawed Retained EU Law (REUL) Bill later today.
Civil servants ‘being moved from one crisis to another’.
New staff needed to cope with the government’s controversial retained EU laws bill will cost Whitehall dearly in a financial crisis.
‘Recklessly irresponsible’ Brexit rush to axe EU laws is putting safety standards at risk, watchdogs warn 24/11/2022
Trading standards officers fear ‘recklessly irresponsible’ legislation poses danger to public.
Leading British business groups and unions have called on Rishi Sunak to delay post-Brexit plans to shred all retained EU laws by 2023.
The former cabinet member, now a backbencher, admits what many suspected about the post-Brexit sunlit uplands: they were over-promised. / George Eustice, former Environment Secretary, yesterday broke ranks with the government line on the success in forging new trade deals post-Brexit. He portrayed the much lauded flagship deal with Australia as ‘not very good’.
Jacob Rees-Mogg says government should no longer ‘deliver certain functions’ as Brexit prize 18/08/2022
‘Our departure from the European Union necessitates a re-thinking of the British state’. / Jacob Rees-Mogg has urged the next prime minister to slash back the government’s role as a prize of Brexit, suggesting it should not “deliver certain functions at all”.
Brexit Britain Confronts Reality 18/08/2022
Britons must look at themselves calmly and honestly, recognizing the tough times that lie ahead and the changes needed to get the country back on track. Unfortunately, the country's political leaders remain unwilling to treat voters like grown-ups.
Post-Brexit government reforms to cut red tape face civil service backlash – for ‘creating more red tape’ 16/08/2022
Plans to cut down needless regulations by reviewing policies after two years have faced criticism from Whitehall departments amid claims the proposals will be time consuming and burdensome.
Boris Johnson’s planned cuts will worsen delays on passports and driving licences, union warns.
'Hapless Attorney General Suella Braverman blames remainer civil servants for thwarting Brexit reforms ... I’ve added some actual FACTS' 03/07/2022
UNELECTED UK Government minister Malcolm Offord has insisted the Tories have not conned the public over Brexit.
Civil Service jobs: Scaling back to pre-Brexit figures is illogical as UK has more governance now, expert says 13/05/2022
Institute of Government says there is more work for the Civil Service to do now that the UK has left the EU
London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered ministers to slash one in five public service jobs to free up billions for tax cuts.
Friends and colleagues say top civil servant in intolerable position after advice ignored.
“It wasn’t Johnson’s arrival in Downing Street that introduced the poison into our system, even if he significantly increased the dose. It was Brexit.”
A former British diplomat, who was Boris Johnson's Brexit counsellor in Washington, has spoken of her dismay and anger at his administration’s attitude to the Irish border question when he became Prime Minister in July 2019.
Move to delay import checks by six months the "latest example" of ministers excluding officials from decision making, union says.
Government Accused Of Ignoring Expert Civil Servants During Decision To Delay Brexit Checks 12/03/2021
The government's move to delay checks on imports from the European Union by six months was the "latest example" of ministers excluding expert officials from decision making, a union representing civil servants has said.