The new prime minister is committed to delivering Brexit without further delay.

With the government intent on leaving the EU and the chances of a renegotiation of the withdrawal agreement in flux, the prospect of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit has become increasingly plausible. This scenario could have significant implications for the future of UK law-making.

This briefing examines the implications of a no-deal Brexit for labour and social rights in the UK and explores how the legal framework governing these rights may change after a no-deal. The briefing finds that, while on ‘day one’ of a no-deal Brexit EU-derived labour and social rights will for the most part be maintained in UK law, beyond ‘day one’ these rights face a far more uncertain future.