Have your say on the Retained EU Law Bill

Author - Callum George

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In September 2022, the Retained EU Law Bill was introduced to the House of Commons.

The Bill is set to change, keep, or scrap, the laws we have kept from being part of the European Union. The cause for concern is that there is a sunset clause, which means if laws haven’t been debated in parliament by the end of 2023, they will automatically be kept, or scrapped, without any consultation.

Additionally, these laws (known as Retained EU Law, or REUL) don’t have to be voted to be kept, changed, or scrapped. Any decision is made via statutory instrument, which means there is no voting involved.

Considering these laws cover many of the UK’s employment rights, product regulations, and more, the impact on businesses across the North East could be significant.

We have an early opportunity to get our member’s voices to the Government, by working with our partners at the British Chamber of Commerce. Discussions with the Government start in the new year. With this in mind, we are inviting all concerned members to engage with us before the 10th of December. This will then feed into discussions with the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy in the new year. Further information on the Retained EU Law Bill, the work we’re doing around it, and how to best get involved, can be found in our need-to-know document.

Click to download the Retained EU Law Bill document.

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