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Whitehall spending ‘tens of millions’ on Rees-Mogg’s bill to scrap EU laws

Opposition MPs call for government rethink on ‘reckless’ plans to rewrite almost 4,000 European regulations

Civil servants are estimated to be spending tens of millions of pounds establishing which laws and regulations could be scrapped under the government’s controversial retained EU laws bill.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) last week admitted it spent £600,000 on staffing costs alone in just two months as part of its review of the bill.

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