Common Travel Area, medicine prices and welfare benefits among Government's no-deal Brexit priorities

Irish Examiner | January 24, 2019

Common Travel Area, medicine prices and welfare benefits among Government's no-deal Brexit priorities
Protecting the Common Travel Area, guaranteeing prices on medicines and continuing to pay certain social welfare benefits are among key measures included in the Government's no-deal Brexit legislation. The outline of the emergency law that will underpin the Government's plan to deal with a hard Brexit was published today and will be called the miscellaneous Provisions (Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 29 March 2019) Bill. It will allow for the continued access to healthcare, social security protection, student support and protection of consumers.

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