BritCham Applauds Removal of ‘Sunset Clause’ in Retained EU Law Bill

The British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium echoes the comments by Jane Gratton, Head of People Policy of British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), and welcomes the proposed removal of the ‘sunset clause’ in planned amendments to the Retained EU Law Bill.

"These revisions will provide a sensible and more measured approach whilst removing a great deal of regulatory uncertainty for businesses trading between the UK, Belgium and the EU”, comments Tom Parker, President of the British Chamber of Commerce | EU & Belgium.

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, introduced in 2022, aimed to address the revocation and replacement of EU laws carried over during the Brexit transition through a process called 'sunsetting.' However, the bill's plan to abruptly end thousands of legislations by the specified deadline raised fears of a cliff-edge scenario and lacked sufficient scrutiny. Yesterday, the UK government decided to revise its timetable for replacing or removing EU laws post-Brexit, abandoning the self-imposed December 2023 deadline. This change comes in response to concerns raised, among others, by British businesses regarding regulatory uncertainty.

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