The UK Government has announced that a new Bill will be released which will, once passed, enshrine the Withdrawal Agreement between the UK and the EU into UK law. This new Bill will ensure that the major policy decisions made in the Withdrawal Agreement are scrutinised by parliament before being made UK law. Before this announcement it was unclear as to whether the Withdrawal Agreement would be made into UK law via secondary legislation using the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19. The Bill is expected to include major policy issues such as financial settlements, citizens’ rights and the implementation period.
Click here to read the full press release made by the UK Government regarding this new Bill.