Trade body the BRC has reacted with concern to chancellor Sajid Javid’s plans to ditch EU rules as Brexit looms.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) issued a warning that consumers could face higher food bills after Javid told the Financial Times that he was ruling out alignment with EU regulations.
He told the newspaper: “There will not be alignment, we will not be a rule-taker, we will not be in the single market and we will not be in the customs union – and we will do this by the end of the year.”
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