Key legislation

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A significant amount of legislation will be required to give effect to the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

Much of this legislation will be UK wide and dealt with primarily at the UK Parliament. The Scottish Parliament and other devolved legislatures will also be considering legislation required specifically within their own jurisdictions.

Links to key primary legislation and related material are detailed below.

Legislation in progress

UK Parliament
First reading Bill
7 January 2020 Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill
16 January 2020 Agriculture Bill
29 January 2020 Fisheries Bill
30 January 2020 Environment Bill
13 February 2020 Medicines and Medical Devices Bill
27 February 2020 Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill
5 March 2020 Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill
18 March 2020 Trade Bill
9 September 2020 United Kingdom Internal Market Bill

Scottish Parliament

Introduction date Bill
27 February 2018 UK Withdrawal from the EU (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill
6 November 2019 Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) Scotland Bill
18 June 2020 UK Withdrawal from the EU (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill

Legislation yet to be introduced

UK Parliament
Expected Bill
Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill

Legislation that has received Royal Assent

UK Parliament
Royal Assent Bill
30 January 2020 Direct Payments to Farmers (Legislative Continuity) Act 2020
European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020
Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Act 2018
Healthcare (European Economic Area and Switzerland Arrangements) Act 2019
Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018
Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018