Reforming the Human Rights Act 1998

The Human Rights Act 1998 set out human rights protection from the European Convention on Human Rights in UK law. The impact of the act on parliamentary sovereignty and the criminal justice system, amongst other things, has been increasingly considered. Following several years of debate, the Government has recently revealed its plans to replace the act with a new British bill of rights.

What does the UK-EU deal mean for workers’ rights?

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It has been just over a year since the UK and the EU signed the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), the deal providing the basis for their post-Brexit relationship. One of the most important and contested parts of the agreement was the so-called ‘level playing field’ – the arrangements for preventing either side from gaining an unfair competitive advantage over the other.