The government is to loosen EU-derived laws on chemicals in a move experts say will increase the likelihood of toxic substances entering the environment.
Brexit: despatches from the downside – No 6 27/10/2023
Your weekly update from the Brexit ‘downside bunker’, chronicling the downsides, and occasional upsides, of Brexit.
UUP's Beattie discusses closer EU alignment during meeting with shadow Northern Ireland secretary 03/10/2023
MSPs said the deal should be a ‘first step’ to addressing the impacts of Brexit on devolution. / A Scottish Parliament committee has called for a new memorandum of understanding between the UK Government and devolved administrations following Brexit.
The term doesn’t mean it doesn’t meet EU standards. Just that Brexiters want to insist they have the right to diverge, even if it were madness to do so.
Despite claims over taking back control, UK is forced to comply with rules on which it has no say.
Brussels’ former Brexit chief urges collaboration on shared challenges and reflects on tumultuous talks.
He said the move "hugely reduces" the risk of post-Brexit divergence on product standards between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.
Adoption of Britain-only rival to EU’s CE designation postponed ‘indefinitely’, say ministers.
The government has quietly admitted Singapore-on-Thames is dead.
Rishi Sunak’s government said companies can use the European Union’s product safety mark indefinitely, a climbdown on a post-Brexit plan to enforce the UK’s own standard that was criticized by businesses.
It is too early to tell if Britain’s financial rules post-Brexit will diverge too far from European Union norms to consider giving it access to the bloc’s markets, a senior EU official said on Tuesday.
We have reached a watershed moment in the long Brexit saga. The government’s U-turn this week on the Great Repeal Bill has laid bare the great elephant-sized conundrum that has always been at the heart of Brexit: identifying any significant EU laws that were both holding Britain back and can be ditched without damaging our own economy.
Only several hundred laws will now subject to Retained EU Law Bill’s 2023 sunset clause.
Matthew Beesley warns compliance with multiple regulatory regimes will 'stifle innovation and risk-taking'.
Scotland is threatened by post-Brexit divergence in procurement rules across UK - Wendy Nicolson 27/03/2023
Manufacturers say fears over red tape and political chaos are creating more uncertainty.
When Boris Johnson agreed the Brexit divorce package with the EU, he promised it would unleash innovation, turning Britain into an agile “science superpower”. But rather than boost UK science and technology, Brexit has – so far – damaged it,
Brexit has consequences. According to the boss of Europe’s largest exchange group, one of them is that London is no longer the region's dominant financial center. But that's not the worst of it.
New research reveals 212 ‘safety’ regulations set to lapse – to draw line under Brexit.
Study by British Chambers of Commerce reveals flagship bill to purge EU laws is low priority for firms.
Forecasts of the economic hit caused by Brexit from the UK’s budgetary watchdog are wrong, according to chancellor Jeremy Hunt.
The rate at which food law in Great Britain is diverging from the EU since Brexit is 'alarming' and a Bill set to take effect in 2023 is causing further concern, an industry experts has warned.
There are still unresolved issues with the Northern Ireland Protocol despite changes made by the EU, says a major pharmaceutical firm.
The British government on Sunday denied a report that it is seeking a “Swiss-style” relationship with the European Union that would remove many of the economic barriers erected by Brexit — even as it tries to improve ties with the bloc after years of acrimony.