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Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at 10 Downing Street, London. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at 10 Downing Street, London. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at 10 Downing Street, London. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The Government says that its 58-page Internal Market Bill will protect jobs and trade across the UK when the Brexit transition period ends in December.

It is highly technical legislation which sets out rules for the operation of the UK internal market.

Westminster says it will enable the Government "to provide financial assistance to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with new powers to spend taxpayers' money previously administered by the EU".