Public Accounts Committee Chair Meg Hillier MP has commented on today’s National Audit Office report, Exiting the EU: Consumer protection, competition and state aid.
The Committee Chair, Meg Hillier MP, comments:
"Delays to the Government’s Brexit legislation mean consumers and businesses may lose important protections if the Government doesn’t ensure Parliament has time to get the right laws and regulations in place on areas such as product safety and state aid.
The Competition and Market Authority’s new responsibilities will cost around £24 million a year but the impact on already stretched local trading standards is not yet clear.
Another example of the wider cost of Brexit to the taxpayer over and above the financial settlement amount. Government needs to be upfront about these additional costs."