I am being asked about 2019 dated EU Law and its application to or implementation in the UK from 1st January 2021. For example,
* 2019 amendments to the Carcinogens Directive
* 2019 Single-Use Plastics Directive
* 2019 Explosives Precursors Regulation
UK (EU Exit) Statutory Instruments (regulations) and sections of Brexit Bills make changes to the existing statute base, and adopt EU Regulations (not Directives), to enable a standalone statute base as at the end of the Transition Period. This work project can be followed in the supplied Brexit Law List and the Brexit Consolidated Law List.
From 1st January 2021, we will reflect this in the content and the changed structure of the Cardinal Environment EHS Legislation Registers & Checklists for GB systems. Retained EU Law (labelled Brexit Retained EU Law) will replace EU Law at the head of the Registers.
EU Law (applying in EU27) will still be supplied, but it will be found at the base of the Registers, below Regulatory Guidance.
The Checklists and Summaries will be adjusted.
The systems for individual EU27 countries are unaffected, obviously, their content and Register layout will stay as is.
Northern Ireland is a special case, some EU laws (covered by the Withdrawal Agreement) will continue to show at the head of the Registers (a second category labelled Withdrawal Agreement EU Law), the rest will show, as for GB Registers, at the base of the Registers. The Checklists and Summaries will be adjusted.
We are working to a deadline of 31st December 2020 for this system content and Register layout change, and the system navigation is already altered to provide for it.
From 1st January 2021, if a 2019 EU Law is mirrored in GB (Withdrawal Agreement listed Goods EU Law will be mirrored in Northern Ireland), this will be via enactment of new UK/GB Law. Such new UK/GB law will appear in the normal centre of the Registers, and be Email Alerted in the normal way.
From 1st January 2021, GB system Email Alerts will focus on UK/GB Law.
Northern Ireland system Email Alerts will include Listed Withdrawal Agreement Goods EU Law.
EU27 system Email Alerts will continue as is.
This Blog will continue to be used for heads-up, including EU Law more widely, as it is used by all subscribers.
Regulatory Support will continue to handle all enquiries, irrespective of the category of law.