A guide to Brexit legislation

There are a number of pieces of legislation proposed by the UK Government which are designed to enable a successful and seamless EU Exit for Scotland and the whole of the UK.

Brexit Bills

Important Brexit legislation will deal with issues like immigration, customs, trade, taxation, fisheries and agriculture.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill is designed to ensure that the UK exits the EU with maximum certainty, continuity and control.

Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill

The Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill will give legal standing to separation from the EU.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017

Following agreement by both Houses on the text, the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill received Royal Assent on 16 March. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Customs Bill

The Customs Bill sets out the government’s plans to legislate for the standalone customs, VAT and excise regimes the UK will need once it leaves the EU.

Trade Bill

Leaving the EU means the UK will need to create a new trade policy framework for the UK. This is the Trade Bill. Information on the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill is also available. The UK Government also helps companies export around the world through the GREAT campaign.

Progress on Brexit legislation

Information about the EU Exit process and negotiations - external link

More information

You can find out more about the UK’s position, partnerships and speeches as well as much more background information on the EU Exit on GOV.UK.

Read about the Scottish Government policy on the EU Exit process and negotiations.

Follow the latest on the UK’s negotiations with the EU on GOV.UK.

Find out more about Scotland and Brexit.

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