The FT is reporting this morning that the (government’s) BEIS Secretary of State has told Brexiter Tory MPs the sunset clause will be removed from the bill: approx 800 EU-era laws will be removed by 31st Dec with the majority retained.
We await publication of the government’s bill amendments for the detail. Subscribers to Cardinal Environment Legislation Registers & Checklists can see a working list of the large number of EU-era laws that would be deleted if the current REUL bill wording is not changed. We will update this list when further detail is available.
The REUL bill is due back in the Lords 15/17 May for the Report stage (the last stage before returning to the Commons and bill assent). Note: these dates are not published.