PETRA submitted evidence to the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill for consideration at the Committee stage in November 2022.

PETRA drew attention to the huge risk that EU regulations will be overridden in the UK’s new trade deals, leading to increases in the availability and accessibility of health-harming foods high in sugar, fat and salt as well as backtracking on pesticide controls and employment protections. PETRA called for the proposed sunset clause to be replaced with a system of impact assessments to mitigate risks of the UK falling behind EU regulations.

PETRA’s evidence submission is numbered REULB17 and is available at: