On 30th July, the House of Commons Library published a briefing paper saying that, as the UK leaves the EU, it is converting most of EU law into a new type of domestic law – “Retained EU law”, which is created by the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and will come into effect on “exit day” (whenever that might be…).  But, the paper asks, what is this new law, who can change it, and how?  Note that this paper was originally prepared for the original “exit day” in March.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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