Sunak may deprioritise Brexit bill to switch off 2,400 EU laws

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Prime minister warned of huge resources needed to review legislation affected by Jacob Rees-Mogg’s controversial legislation

Rishi Sunak is considering deprioritising Jacob Rees Mogg’s controversial legislation to switch off 2,400 retained EU laws that cover everything from holiday pay rights to environment protections to aircraft safety.

The new prime minister has been warned that it would take 400 staff in the business department alone to review 300 pieces of legislation flowing from directives, decisions and EU rules over the past 50 years, according to the Financial Times.

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