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14 July 2017

EU Repeal Bill Faces Hellish Passage

Brexit, Government Affairs

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Yesterday saw the publication of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, the bill originally conceived of as the Great Repeal Bill. Described by Brexit Secretary David Davis as “one of the most significant pieces of legislation that has ever passed through Parliament”, the Bill’s key functions are to scrap the 1972 European Communities Act – which gives effect to EU law in the UK – and to transpose a vast swathes of EU legislation directly into UK law so as to provide certainty and continuity for businesses and consumers. Put simply, passing the bill is an absolute requirement for a smooth and orderly Brexit.

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