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European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018

09 July 2018
This Act repeals the European Communities Act 1972 on the day the UK leaves the European Union (29th March 2019). 

To avoid any gaps in UK law, this Act converts the body of existing EU law into domestic law and preserves the laws made in the UK to implement EU obligations once we leave the EU. Post-exit EU legislation will not operate. Parliament will be able to decide which elements of law to keep, amend or repeal. 

This approach means the same rules and laws will apply on the day after we leave the EU. 

The Act, which came into play on 26th June 2018 also introduces temporary powers to enable corrections to be made to legislation so they can operate appropriately once we have left the EU.

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