What is the EU (Withdrawal) Bill?
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill seeks to incorporate EU law into domestic law. The intention is that all EU law shall be brought onto the UK statute book and can then be amended or repealed later. However, the Bill provides that some EU law shall not be retained, such as the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Progress of the Bill through Parliament
The Bill has finished in the House of Commons and is now in the House of Lords. Once the House of Lords stage has finished there will then be interaction between the two Houses where they consider each other’s amendments. The Bill will then enter into force once Royal Assent has been granted.
More detail on each of the stages and relevant rights issues is set out below. Full reports are available on the UK Parliament’s website.