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Retained EU Law

On 29 June 2023, the UK Government’s Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 received Royal Assent. The Scottish Government opposes the Act, which puts vital protections at risk, threatens to undermine the devolution settlement, and was imposed without the legislative consent of the Scottish Parliament.

The Scottish Government Programme for Government 2023-24 commits the Government to challenging where we can, given our limited powers, attempts by the UK Government to use the Retained EU Law Act to legislate for lower standards, and commits to providing the Scottish Parliament with a full picture of progress

We have produced a factsheet setting out more information about the Act and the risks that we believe it poses to key sectors.

Read more about our response to the legislation.

Legislative consent memoranda

Legislative consent memoranda lodged by the Scottish Government in relation to the legislation during its passage. These set out our rationale for recommending that the Scottish Parliament withhold consent to the Bill. They include corresponding reports published by the Scottish Parliament’s Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture (CEEAC) Committee.

Ministerial correspondence

Letters from Scottish Government Ministers to UK Government Ministers relating to the Bill during its passage, highlighting our concerns and setting out proposed amendments to the original legislation.  

News articles

Articles providing more information about the legislation and our response.

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