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European Union (Withdrawal) Act: What it does, why and how

The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 has finally passed all its Parliamentary stages, received Royal Assent, and become law. It will keep most existing EU law as UK domestic law after Brexit in order to ensure the continuity and completeness of the UK's legal system. It will also confer wide powers on the Government to amend that retained EU law in order to remedy or mitigate any deficiencies arising from the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Identifying deficiencies and then deciding how to address them is where the real work starts.

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02 July 2018

The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: What it does, why and how

The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 has finally passed all its Parliamentary stages, received Royal Assent, and become law. It will keep most existing EU law as UK domestic law after Brexit in order to ensure the continuity and completeness of the UK's legal system. It will also confer wide powers on the Government to amend that retained EU law in order to remedy or mitigate any deficiencies arising from the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Identifying deficiencies and then deciding how to address them is where the real work starts.

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