Commentary

A2.202 Retained EU law—from 1 January 2021

Administration and compliance

A2.202 Retained EU law—from 1 January 2021

A2.202 Retained EU law—from 1 January 2021

Retained EU law has formed part of UK law since IP completion day (ie 11pm on 31 December 2020). Retained EU law is a collective term given to the body of EU-derived laws preserved and converted into domestic UK law at IP completion day when the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 took effect. As with other domestic law, it can be amended or repealed in the future. EU law that was not retained ceased to apply in relation to the UK following the end of the transition period1.

Retained EU law falls into three categories2:

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    •     EU-derived

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