European Institute report: UK firms face hefty compliance costs without EU data deal

This post was originally published on EURACTIV by Benjamin Fox. It details the findings of a new European Institute report, published with the New Economics Foundation, on the economic impacts of the UK failing to secure an EU data adequacy decision in the Brexit negotiations. Read the full report here, by authors: Oliver Patel – Research Associate, UCL European Institute Duncan McCann – Senior Researcher, New Economics Foundation … Continue reading European Institute report: UK firms face hefty compliance costs without EU data deal

Brexit: can regulatory autonomy and level playing field be reconciled?

In light of the recently published EU negotiating directives, Prof. Piet Eeckhout, Dean of UCL Laws and Academic Director of the UCL European Institute, argues that the EU’s demand for UK alignment with EU standards could prove problematic, as the EU itself expects the right to regulate and change its standards over time. Should the UK not be afforded this right? Continue reading Brexit: can regulatory autonomy and level playing field be reconciled?

Deal or No-Deal, workers’ rights will suffer

Based their IER report on Brexit and Workers’ Rights, Nicola Countouris and Keith Ewing offer a timely assessment on how the new deal reached by the Prime Minister will affect workers’ rights. They assess that this deal, as much as the previous one, will lead to the erosion of British workers’ rights. Continue reading Deal or No-Deal, workers’ rights will suffer