23 September 2022

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill introduced in House of Commons

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill was introduced in the House of Commons yesterday, 22 September 2022.  The purpose of the Bill is to provide the Government with the provisions to amend any retained EU law and remove the special features it has in the UK legal system. 

Under the Bill any retained EU law will automatically expire on 31 December 2023 (or 31 December 2026 if extended) unless specific UK legislation is introduced to retain it.  The Explanatory Notes  set out a useful overview of the Bill’s provisions but the key pieces of retained EU law this might affect include the Working Time Regulations, Agency Worker Regulations and the Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment Regulations for fixed term employees and part time workers.

If we know more by then, we’ll discuss this during the Law on Tour events which start on 1 November 2022.

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