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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

No-deal Brexit: The implications for labour and social rights

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.