Deregulation of UK labour market

Sep 23, 2022
  • Employment Law
  • FisherBroyles News

The (mini) Budget might get the headlines today, but this is potentially more significant for the UK HR / employment community.

As part of the Truss government’s aim to deregulate markets, they published yesterday what could be the most significant piece of UK employment legislation since the 1970s.

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill will automatically repeal any EU law which had previously been retained following Brexit with effect from 31 December 2023 (or a later date if specified), unless specific legislation is introduced to retain particular laws. Whilst we don’t yet know exactly what will be retained, the Bill could remove the following protections:
– The right to equal pay
– Paid annual holiday
– 48 hour working week
– Part-time and Fixed-term Worker Regulations
– Agency Worker Regulations


For additional information, please contact:  Peter Finding at [email protected]

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