The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: How will it affect UK laws and regulations?
The UK government has succeeded in passing the critical piece of legislation needed to prepare the UK's legal system for its withdrawal from the EU. The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 aims to ensure that the UK will maintain a functioning legal framework even if there is no agreement with the EU. This will involve a massive overhaul of EU-derived regulation over the coming months. The Act also sets out a process for Parliament to vote on the outcome of the withdrawal negotiations.