UPDATE (2) : the Statutory Instrument was enacted last night. The exit day in UK law is now changed to 12th April (or 22nd May), and is now aligned with the Brexit day of 12th April in international law.
The later date of 22nd May applies if the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement (package) is ratified by the UK Parliament (unlikely).
UPDATE : this information note is issued along with the SI – here.
The Statutory Instrument (SI) is now laid to change the exit day (in UK law) from this Friday to either of 12th April or 22nd May.
Here it is.
It will be debated in Parliament (because the SI will be enacted via the affirmative procedure) later this week (UPDATE : on Wednesday). If it is not passed, the action of voting it down will not change Brexit day which is 12th April, at the soonest (or 22nd May, if Parliament ratifies the Withdrawal Agreement package, which is now unlikely).
Brexit day is 12th April.
There is a possibility this Statutory Instrument is not passed. In this case there will be legal uncertainty. But this uncertainty may be mitigated, if the relevant sections (that give legal authority to the UK Brexit Laws) of the EU Withdrawal Act are not themselves in force.
I will issue another Blog post on this matter later this week.
Many UK Brexit Laws are enacted, and listed in the Brexit Law List in subscribers’ Cardinal Environment EHS Registers and Checklists. However, not all are yet enacted.
Each of these identifies the ‘exit day’ as the date in force.
We will commence the massive task of consolidating into the UK Statute Base once the exit day itself is tied down. In any event we will commence before 12th April.