The Department for Exiting the European Union have announced that the EU (Withdrawal) Bill received Royal Assent from Her Majesty the Queen and became an Act of Parliament, in June 2018.
Now that the Act has become law, the Government can start to use the powers in the Act to prepare our statute book for our exit from the EU. Work on this will begin in the coming weeks as Departments start to lay the relevant secondary legislation in Parliament.
Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis states:
This is a landmark moment in our preparations for leaving the European Union. The EU (Withdrawal) Act is a vital piece of legislation that will ensure we have a functioning statute book for exit.
Since the Bill was introduced in Parliament last year, MPs and peers have spent more than 250 hours debating its contents and more than 1,400 amendments have been tabled.
We will now begin the work of preparing our statute book, using the provisions in this Act, to ensure we are ready for any scenario, giving people and businesses the certainty they need.