Government is wrong to remove workplace rights – far from being red tape they underpin a successful economy

8 November 2023

The government has today published the results of its consultation into Retained EU Laws and announced that it plans to cut some workplace rights which were established during the UK’s membership of the EU.

Woman signing document and hand holding pen putting signature at paper, order to authorize their rights.

Among the changes planned are an end to the working time reporting requirement and a watering down of Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) rules.

Mike Clancy, General Secretary of Prospect, said:

“Only this government when looking for something to show that Brexit has been a success, would land on weakening the rights of working people.

“Far from being red tape, strong workplace rights and a voice for staff underpin a successful growing economy where the benefits are fairly shared.

“The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) and the Working Time Directive are both important protections for workers. The government should think again.”