The EU (Withdrawal) Act became law in June 2018. This Act gives the Northern Ireland Assembly the powers to make changes to its legislation so that it works when we leave the European Union.

As there is currently no sitting Assembly, the changes needed to Northern Ireland laws have been brought through Parliament in Westminster.

97 new laws or Statutory Instruments (SIs) were introduced in time for the original EU Exit date of the 29 March 2019. As the EU Exit date has been changed to the 31 October 2019, approximately 58 further SIs will be needed. Details of the SIs that have been introduced can by for on the following link on the Gov.UK website: https://www.gov.uk/eu-withdrawal-act-2018-statutory-instruments

 

 

 

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