The government has published the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. This will repeal the European Communities Act 1972 on 'Exit day' (Brexit) and make other provision in connection with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU.

The Bill ensures that all current EU laws will be rolled into UK law. The government is then intending to modify the old EU via the use of secondary legislation (statutory instruments 'SIs'). The idea is that these will allow civil servants to make the thousand adjustments to law required by Brexit easier. Critics oppose the blanket use of SIs as they are not subject to the same parliamentary scrutiny as primary legislation.

See European Union (Withdrawal) Bill