Repeal Bill Introduction from the Department for Exiting the European Union

Posted 14 July 2017 | 0 Comments

The following is a message from the Department for Exiting the European Union;

“Yesterday’s introduction of the Repeal Bill to Parliament represents a significant milestone in the UK’s exit of the European Union.

The Repeal Bill will ensure that, once we have left the EU, our laws will not be made in Brussels but in Westminster, Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Belfast. It will allow for a smooth and orderly exit by providing a functioning statute book of domestic law on the day we leave the EU.
For businesses and organisations in every sector of the UK economy, the Repeal Bill aims to maximise certainty, clarity and continuity, and ensure a stable transition as we leave the EU. Its purpose is to convert EU law as it applies in the UK at the point of exit, into domestic law that will continue to apply after we leave. The powers in the Bill ensure that, whatever the outcome of negotiations, and, wherever it is practical and sensible, the same laws and rules will still apply to businesses, consumers and workers in the UK on the day after departure.

To maximise certainty and to aid preparation, we have published this guidance to businesses and organisations to help explain any changes and answer some of the questions you may have.

We will continue to engage with businesses and civil society stakeholders throughout the passage of the Bill and, more widely, on the exit process itself. We have greatly valued the input of all those who have contributed to date.

For more information, please subscribe to our stakeholder e-bulletin which provides regular updates regarding the process for EU exit, useful guidance for the businesses and organisations you are all part of, and details of Ministers’ recent activities.

If you would like to provide feedback or discuss the Bill, you can contact us at stakeholder.engagement@dexeu.gov.uk .”