1.  PM to chair new Cabinet Committee on Climate Change The Prime Minister will chair a new Cabinet Committee on Climate Change to drive further action across government to protect our environment, reduce emissions and improve air quality. Published 17 October 2019  The Prime Minister is announcing today, Thursday 17 October, that he will chair […]

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The Independent reports that Boris Johnson is scrapping a commitment by Theresa May to stick to EU rules on the environment, safety standards and workers’ rights – to raise his chances of getting a trade agreement with Donald Trump. The “level playing field”, included in the Brexit deal negotiated by the former prime minister, was […]

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Note: many of these links are behind pay-walls. Business Green: The Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to break away from EU environmental and social standards after Brexit, demanding Brussels rewrite previously-agreed terms committing the UK a ‘level playing field’ with Europe on trade and regulations, according to reports. During talks with Brussels last week over a […]

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