22 July 2022 - The ‘Brexit Freedoms’ Bill and Retained EU Law
The UK government has promised to introduce a new ‘Brexit Freedoms’ Bill in the current parliamentary session. The government’s aim is to make retained EU law – former EU legislation placed on the British statute book during the Brexit process – easier to amend. However, this may mean increasing ministers’ ability to make important policy changes via delegated legislation, with relatively little parliamentary scrutiny. What can we expect the ‘Brexit Freedoms’ Bill to look like? What could it mean for the relative power of parliament and ministers? What might this mean for laws and regulations that affect the everyday lives of UK citizens? This seminar will bring together an expert panel to discuss these important questions.
Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union Law and Employment Law, University of Cambridge
Dr Tom West, Delegated Legislation Review Manager, Hansard Society
Ruth Chambers, Senior Parliamentary Affairs Associate, Greener UK
Chair: Dr Joe Tomlinson, Senior Lecturer in Public Law, University of York