Published last Wednesday, the Bill sets out rules for the operation of the UK internal market- trade between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland- after the end of the transition period in January.
– The establishment of two legal principles, mutual recognition and non-discrimination, to ensure there are no new barriers for businesses trading across the UK, allowing a good or service to be sold anywhere in the UK without discrimination.
– Giving UK ministers powers to modify or “disapply” rules relating to the movement of goods from Northern Ireland to Great Britain that will come into force from 1 January, via the Northern Ireland Protocol, if both sides cannot agree beforehand.
– Powers to override previously agreed obligations with the EU in the Withdrawal Agreement on state aid – government support for businesses.
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