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Government to consult trade unions and businesses on workers’ rights post-Brexit

Theresa May has today announced plans to give business, trade unions and parliament a greater role in determining workers rights following Brexit. Following the government’s commitment to undertake “the largest upgrade to workers’ rights in a generation”, they have announced new measures to ensure rights are protected and enhanced following Britain’s departure from the EU.

Chancellor remains upbeat in face of GDP growth's last-quarter slowdown

In response to a report published this morning by the Office of National Statistics, which indicated the UK's GDP growth rate falling to 0.2 per cent in the last quarter of 2018, the chancellor has remained positive and stated that "the UK's economy continues to grow".

Hunt admits possibility of Brexit delay

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has hinted at the possibility of an extension of the March 29 deadline. This makes him the most senior Tory to have conceded this possibility. Whether or not this happens, he says, depends on the progress that is made in the coming weeks. Nevertheless, he like others in the cabinet, rest their hopes on Theresa May meeting the deadline.

MPs call for backstop to be replaced by “alternative arrangements”

MPs have voted to support an amendment tabled by Sir Graham Brady which supports May’s withdrawal agreement but calls for the replacement of the Northern Ireland backstop with “alternative arrangements.”

Corbyn says Brexit delay is unavoidable

As the 29 March deadline approaches, Jeremy Corbyn says that it is "inevitable" that the government will have to delay Brexit. His reasoning is that there is not enough time to pass all of the required legislation. Along with his party, he backs the idea of a three-month delay before Article 50 is put into action.

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