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A Brexit bonfire of workers’ rights?

07 November 2016

What will happen to workers’ rights when the UK leaves the European Union?

Could rights be eroded over the long term? Or are there opportunities to change the UK’s employment laws for the interests of businesses and workers?

The London Assembly Economy Committee will tomorrow investigate the impact of Brexit on workers’ rights and the continuing development of a flexible, fair and inclusive labour market in London, with a particular focus on low pay, temporary workers and women.

The meeting will also discuss possible restrictions on migrant workers, particularly in low-skilled jobs and the impact this could have on London’s labour market. The guests are:

  • Megan Dobney, Regional Secretary, Southern and Eastern Regional Council of the Trades Union Congress
  • Gerwyn Davies, Labour Market Advisor, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Clare Ludlow, Director of Innovation, Timewise Foundation
  • Conor D’Arcy, Policy Analyst, Resolution Foundation

This meeting is the second in a series of meetings on the impact of Brexit on London, with an upcoming meeting focusing on the Mayor’s negotiations with Government to secure the best deal for London’s economy. You can view the previous meeting on the financial services sector and SMEs here.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 8 November from 10:00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1). Media and members of the public are invited to attend.

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Follow us @LondonAssembly and take part in the meeting discussion using #AssemblyEconomy and #EUExit

Notes to editors

  1. Full agenda papers.
  2. Fiona Twycross AM, Chair of the Economy Committee is available for interview. See contact details below.
  3. London Assembly Economy Committee.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.


For media enquiries, please contact Lisa Lam on 020 7983 4067.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officerNon-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.