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Post-Brexit legal reform: Lewis Silkin responds to consultation on plans to reform EU-based employment law

11 July 2023

The government’s consultation on plans to reform retained EU employment laws after Brexit has now closed. We’ve put in our response.

The government has recently gained new powers to make changes to certain EU-based laws, including many employment laws (for more information, see our article on the new Retained EU Law Act.) In advance of those powers being enacted, the Department for Business and Trade published its plans to reform EU-based employment laws for consultation in May this year. The plans include modest reforms to TUPE, a plan to allow rolled-up holiday pay and the possibility of holiday pay reverting to basic pay only (for more detail on these plans, see our earlier article on the proposals).

The public consultation on the government’s plans closed on 7 July. We have responded to the consultation, welcoming these reforms and repeating calls for the government to make some further changes, without dismantling employment rights. You can download our response to the consultation here.

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