The government has set out a plan to overhaul “outdated” EU laws copied over after Brexit – a move it says will cut £1bn of red tape for businesses.

Downing Street said a Brexit Freedoms Bill will change how Parliament can amend or remove thousands of EU-era regulations that remain in force.

Boris Johnson said the move would “unleash the benefits of Brexit” and make British business more competitive.

But the plan was criticised by the devolved administrations.

A source said Scottish, Welsh, and Northern Irish ministers believe the plans undermine the devolution settlement.

They added that a meeting between the Attorney General Suella Braverman and devolved ministers on Saturday was “last-minute, fractious, and cack-handed”.