UK Government amends definition of exit day in European Union (Withdrawal Act) 2018 to 31 January 2020

Posted in The Withdrawal Agreement UK and EU legal framework

On 30 October 2019, the UK Government made the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2019.

The Regulations amend the definition of “exit day” from 31 October 2019 to 31 January 2020, in order to reflect the most recent extension of the Article 50 period by up to three months. Subsequently, legislation that would be triggered on exit day (e.g. the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 and aspects of retained EU law) is deferred until the revised date for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

The Regulations came immediately into force after being made.

This update also features as a post on our Financial services blog: Regulation Tomorrow.

Brexit: planning for the future as negotiations continue

We have created this Brexit blog to provide up to date analysis and legal commentary as the new Brexit landscape evolves, addressing key questions and topics of interest to our clients across the different industry sectors in which they operate.

For Brexit Q&As tailored to your industry and more insights visit our Beyond Brexit webpages.

Blog Network