U.K. set to push contentious measures as Brexit talks continue

The U.K. government set out plans to introduce a Taxation (Post-Transition Period) Bill and revisit the controversial United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, while EU diplomats reportedly warned that substantial gaps remained in post-Brexit trade talks.

The House of Commons will consider on December 7 amendments made by the House of Lords to the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg announced on December 3.

The Lords amendments included the removal of measures overriding the terms of the Northern Ireland protocol in the EU withdrawal agreement. The U.K. government has argued that the measures represent a safety net to protect the integrity of the United Kingdom’s internal market, but the European Commission gave notice in October of a legal action over the government’s refusal to remove them.

My news story for Tax Notes, December 3 (paywall):


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