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.

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