The Great Repeal Bill
What is at stake for environment and sustainability?
The government has announced that, after it notifies the European Council that the UK will leave the EU, it will put forward a Great Repeal Bill.
This will revoke the 1972 European Communities Act and replace the European Court of Justice with the UK Supreme Court as the final court of appeal.
The planned legislation will have the effect of transposing EU directives and regulations into UK law immediately after Brexit. This seems a sensible approach, as it will provide an element of legal certainty over a range of topic areas, including the environment. However, some provisions established in the EU treaties ...