The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Commencement No. 3) Regulations 2019

Jurisdiction:  England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland

Commencement:   3rd July 2019

Amends:   European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018


Mini Summary

The principle purpose of this Act is to ensure that the UK has a functioning statute book on the day it leaves the EU. As a general rule, the same rules and laws will apply on the day after exit as on the day before. The Act does not aim to make major changes to policy or establish new legal frameworks in the UK beyond those which are required to ensure that the law continues to function properly from exit day. 


These Regulations bring paragraph 1 of Schedule 5 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 into force, relating to the duties on the Queens Printer to publish relevant legislation, including retained direct EU legislation. This commencement has no direct relevance to environmental/health and safety/food safety matters.

The EU Exit web archive collection will provide a comprehensive and official UK reference point for EU law as it stands at EU exit.


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