The EU (Withdrawal) Act becomes law
Posted in UK and EU legal framework
The EU (Withdrawal) Bill has received Royal Assent, the final step in the Parliamentary passage of a bill becoming law. The full text of the EU (Withdrawal) Act can be found here.
As we have set out previously, the aims of the Act are:
- to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA);
- to preserve EU law where it stands at the moment before the UK leaves the EU; and
- enable changes to be made by secondary legislation to those laws that would otherwise not function sensibly after Brexit.
It is envisaged that 800-1,000 statutory instruments are likely to be passed under the Act in the coming months and we will cover the key developments on this blog.