The UK Government has announced plans for a "Brexit Freedoms" Bill which would make it easier to change retained EU law. It is also considering a series of other measures with implications for retained EU law.
Retained EU law is a new category of UK law which was created primarily in order to avoid "gaps" opening up in the UK statute book following Brexit and to provide certainty – for more information, see our Q&A guide to retained EU law. Having left the EU, the UK Government is keen to make the most of opportunities presented by its freedom to diverge from EU rules. However, it is concerned that this may be a time-consuming process, particularly where primary legislation is required. It is also concerned that certain aspects of the current status of retained EU law within UK law may constrain its ability to diverge where appropriate.