Treasury makes Brexit MLR changes

Treasury has made a statutory instrument making necessary changes to the MLRs consequent on a hard Brexit. The instrument took effect on 13 February and will take effect on exit day.  Among other things, the changes:

  • remove references to any EU authority;
  • amend references to EU legislation to state either that the reference is to the law as it was on exit day or as has been reflected in domestic law under the EU (Withdrawal) Act; and
  • makes necessary adjustments to the parts of the MLR that refer to “EEA states” and “third countries”