John Baron MP: Government wishes to keep UK Internal Market seamless and coherent
At the end of the Transition Period, hundreds of powers previously exercised at EU level will revert to the Government and to the devolved administrations of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. To allow each nation to take full advantage of the new opportunities presented by Brexit, and to ensure businesses can continue to trade freely across the UK as they do now, the Government intends to legislate to maintain a seamless and coherent UK Internal Market, and thereby to ensure that new barriers to trade do not emerge within the UK as EU law falls away. As part of this process, the Government wishes to hear the views of British businesses and is consequently running a consultation – please see below for details.
John Baron, MP for Basildon & Billericay, said: “Our Internal Market has stood the four nations of the United Kingdom in good stead, and the importance of seamless and coherent trade links across our country is clear. Northern Ireland sells more to the rest of the UK than it sells to all EU member states combined. Scotland sells more to the rest of the UK than to the rest of the world put together, and in some parts of Wales a quarter of workers commute in from England on a daily basis.”
“The end of the Transition Period will see a raft of powers flow back to Westminster and to the devolved administrations. In order to ensure our internal market remains seamless and coherent, the Government will be passing the necessary legislation. As part of this process, the Government is running a consultation to hear opinions from British businesses, and I encourage local companies to make a submission to ensure their voices are heard.”
- The consultation is currently open and will run until 13th August.
- The consultation is online at: https://beisgovuk.citizenspace.com/trade/uk-internal-market/.