Brexit LIVE: Rees-Mogg handed document listing 11 key areas EU still in power in the UK

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Jayne Adye, director of the campaign group Get Britain Out, has said the drive to deliver Brexit measures from the Government has been dwindling – and was lacklustre even before the Ukraine crisis.

Encouraging Brexiteers to get in contact with their local MPs, she said the British Government “has done very little to move forward and separate ourselves from the regulatory grasp of the EU” since the end of the transition period last year.

There are 11 critical areas in which the EU still holds power over the UK, Ms Adye added, including across the UK’s financial services sector.

She wrote that EU controls on pension and insurance funds “limit their ability to invest in emerging and developing projects remain in place.”

She added: “This restricts the ability of start-ups and other companies to receive Private Equity and Venture Capital investment.”


Government faces calls to act on EU powers still in force in UK

Jayne Adye, director of Get Britain Out, denounced 11 areas in which the EU still impacts British legislation.

These encompass financial services in the UK, data regulation – including GDPR – and EU ‘State Legislation’, which impacts the support companies can receive from the state.

Other areas cover defence and procurement, the UK being subject to international courts, the aviation sector and healthcare.

Also featuring on the list are agriculture, VAT, the measurements traders are required to use, and controls on British ports.

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