Retained EU law – Bill will sunset the majority of retained EU Law

The post below was first published on our Corporate notes blog: — The Government has also laid the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill in Parliament today. In order to avoid leaving gaps in the UK legal system when the UK withdrew from the EU, the body of EU law in force at the end of 2020 was … Read more

The View from Brussels: The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill: EU – UK tensions grow

On 13 June, the United Kingdom Government introduced to Parliament the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill that would unilaterally override the main content of the Northern Ireland Protocol (the “Protocol”) contained in the Withdrawal Agreement by which the UK left from the European Union. This is the culmination of a long period of dissatisfaction with the … Read more

UK Subsidy Control Act 2022 – What you need to know

Public authorities must prepare as the new post-Brexit subsidy control regime in force this autumn proves more heavy-handed than expected. On 28 April 2022, the UK’s Subsidy Control Bill received Royal Assent, becoming the Subsidy Control Act 2022 (the Act). Although the UK’s domestic subsidy control regime now has statutory footing, most of the Act … Read more

THE VIEW FROM BRUSSELS: ARE WE HEADED FOR A UK-EU TRADE WAR?

The dispute over the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland to the UK Withdrawal Agreement is proving hard to implement. The European Parliament Research Service has produced a useful summary. The UK government has even suggested reneging on it but pulled back following howls of objections, not least from within the UK itself.  … Read more