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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


UK retained EU law (Revocation and Reform) Bill - What happens to retained EU law?

17 November 2022

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill introduced into Parliament in September will sunset a large part of retained EU law so that it expires on 31 December 2023, give the Government powers to restate, reproduce, revoke and replace outstanding retained EU law and change the UK law status of any remaining retained EU law.

The REUL Bill complements the Financial Services and Markets Bill introduced into Parliament in July which gives the government powers to revoke, amend and restate retained EU law relating to financial services or markets.

This briefing provides an overview of the new Bill and how it will affect different categories of retained EU law.

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