Review of UK workers' rights post-Brexit is axed in sudden U-turn

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Only last week, new business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng confirmed consultation was going ahead

A controversial review into how EU employment rights protections could be changed after Brexit is no longer going ahead, the business secretary has announced.

In an interview with ITV’s Peston, Kwasi Kwarteng said: “So the review is no longer happening within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). I made it very very clear to officials in the department that we’re not interested in watering down workers’ rights.”

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