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The government has now published its ‘Great Repeal Bill’ White Paper setting out proposals to incorporate EU law into UK law, but with Parliament free to amend it after the UK leaves the EU.

The UK currently remains a member of the EU. The Government’s new Great Repeal Bill: White Paper (link to sets out proposals to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 immediately when membership ceases.

The proposal for EU laws to nevertheless continue after the UK leaves – but with the UK having power to amend – aims to provide maximum certainty, so that the same rules and laws will apply on the day after exit as on the day before.

Case law of the EU Court of Justice would remain relevant in interpreting EU-derived law.

More on the ‘Great Repeal Bill’ proposals: Brexit.