Great Repeal Act

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The Great Repeal Act is an informal name for the UK's European Union Withdrawal Act 2020.

It enacts the necessary legal changes to implement Brexit in the UK.

Its effects include:

  • Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (the ECA), which enabled the UK to join the EU in 1973.
  • Incorporation of EU law into domestic UK law 'wherever practical'.
  • Delegated powers to enable the UK government to adapt any UK domestic laws that 'originate from the EU, so as to fit the UK's new relationship with the EU'.


The legal changes took effect on 31 January 2020, when the UK officially left the EU.


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Brexit - ACT Resources