Retained EU Law (REUL) and intellectual property
The government introduced the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill on 22 September 2022, and it received its second reading on 25 October 2022. It completed its Commons stages in January 2023 and is now in the House of Lords. The aim of the Bill is to make it easier to amend, repeal or replace EU law retained on the UK statute book to reduce regulatory burdens and costs on UK businesses. This will end its special status in the UK by 31st December 2023.
The Bill will also make it easier for UK courts to depart from retained EU case law.
The government has committed to maintaining compliance with all our international obligations (including those contained within the Northern Ireland Protocol, the Withdrawal Agreement, and other international treaties). Read more