As reported in last week’s newsletter, on 10th May government announced that it was tabling an ‘Amendment for Lords Report’ to replace the current sunset clause in the Retained EU Law Bill (REUL) with a list of the retained EU laws which they intend to revoke at the end of 2023.
That list of around 600 pieces of legislation has now been published and can be found here
The list covers each piece of legislation being revoked along with the reason it is being removed.
It includes a significant amount of REUL that is defunct and unnecessary now we have left the EU and removes items of REUL that are burdensome and duplicative. It also includes some REUL which had been designed in a way which was clearly contrary to the needs and requirements of the UK.
The government had already revoked or reformed over 1,000 EU laws since our exit and in addition to this latest list, the Financial Services and Markets Bill and the Procurement Bill will revoke around a further 500 pieces of REUL.
The BFFF will now be reviewing this list but if you have any queries relating to REUL please do not hesitate to contact us.