UK exits the EU (EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill)

The White Paper – Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union – is published today (24th July) – here.

This White Paper sets out the UK government’s early expectations for the content of the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill. The EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill will put into UK Law the content of the Withdrawal Agreement that is being negotiated between the UK and the EU.

Note : the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement is not the same as the EU-UK Trade Deal.

The White Paper identifies that large parts of the Withdrawal Act, include the section providing for Exit Day, will be saved (delayed) by the Withdrawal Implementation Bill.

Note : the Withdrawal Implementation Bill will deal with –

(1) citizen rights

(2) payment of monies by the UK to the EU (known as the Financial Settlement)

(3) the Northern Ireland-Ireland Protocol (known as the Irish Border backstop)

(4) the implementation period (also known as the transition period)

and some other aspects.

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