United Kingdom: Brexit deal puts workers rights and environmental protections at risk

Britain’s post-Brexit agreement with the European Union could leave workers rights and environmental protections at risk of erosion and will slow the economic recovery, experts warn.

Early analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows that the “level playing field” safeguards the bloc thinks it secured — one of the key stocking points that threatened the deal — will be “difficult to enforce.”

The think tank’s assessment, published on Sunday, says that by Britain “watering down” the level playing field requirements to secure “only limited benefits in market access” will cause a blow to trade.

The full original article can be found at sg.news.yahoo.com

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