The UK Government published its White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill on 30 March 2017, one day after it served notice under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, confirming that it will withdraw from the EU following last year's Brexit referendum (see our Article 50 Briefing).
Theresa May had first signalled her intention to introduce the Great Repeal Bill at the October 2016 Conservative Party Conference. The White Paper sets out further detail on how the Great Repeal Bill is expected to work. The Bill itself was expected to be introduced to Parliament at the start of the next Parliamentary session however, the timing of that next Parliamentary session is expected to change as a result of the announcement by Theresa May, on 18 April 2017, that she is calling a General Election for 8 June 2017.
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