UK joining CPTPP won’t hurt environment or workers’ rights, says think tank report

The UK’s ascension to the 11-country Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade bloc will not lead to worse environmental standards or a diminishment of workers’ rights, according to a new think tank report.

The Thatcherite Centre for Policy Studies think tank found new trade activity coming from joining the bloc would only add 0.025 per cent to the UK’s carbon emissions and that joining the bloc had improved workers’ rights legislation in some of the members.

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Date Added: Tuesday 8th February 2022