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Great Repeal Bill: No immediate changes to workers’ rights

The Government has issued a White Paper detailing how it will replace EU legislation with national laws, just one day after Prime Minister Theresa May activated Article 50.

The Great Repeal Bill, at it is known, repeals the European Communities Act 1972, which says EU law is supreme to that of the UK.

Announcing the details of the White Paper, Brexit minister David Davis said there would be three key elements: to repeal the European Communities Act; to convert any existing EU law into UK law; and to give parliament powers to create secondary legislation to enable corrections to any laws that would no longer be appropriate once we have left the EU.

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May 12, 2017

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