Brexit-bashing peers launch House of Lords inquiry into checks and controls with EU

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The European Affairs Committee announced it is to start hearing evidence on the “overall impact to date of Brexit and of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the EU on trade in goods in both directions”.

It will scrutinise how businesses have been affected by the new trading relationship with the continent since the start of January.

Peers will scrutinise if the deal brokered by Lord Frost has caused added barriers to trade for businesses both in the UK and in the EU.

They will also examine whether firms are prepared for extra customs checks due to be introduced next year.

Last week Lord Frost announced a number of border controls due to be imposed will not be introduced until January at the earliest.

It is the second time the UK has pushed back the timetable for implementing the customs checks.

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