One of the promised benefits of Brexit was an end to EU red tape. Yet leaving the European Union could end up actually increasing the bureaucratic hurdles facing UK businesses.

The current strategy is to transpose all EU legislation directly into domestic UK law as part of the so-called “Great Repeal Bill”. The government’s white paper proposes that all existing EU law should essentially continue to enjoy effective supremacy over UK law, and that existing rulings by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will continue to apply after Brexit.

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