UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2020


The UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2020 (known colloquially as the Continuity Act or the EU Continuity Act) is an Act passed by the Scottish Parliament on 23 December 2020 and receiving royal assent on 29 January 2021.[1] It is a major Scottish constitutional statute, providing for devolved Scots Law to stay aligned to future EU Law despite the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 31 January 2020.

UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2020
Act of the Scottish Parliament
Long titleAn Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for Scotland in connection with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, in particular to enable provision to be made that corresponds to provision in EU law after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal; to establish guiding principles on the environment and to require public authorities to have due regard to those principles in making policies; to establish a body with the functions of ensuring compliance by public authorities with environmental law and monitoring the effectiveness of environmental law in protecting and improving the environment; to require the preparation and publication of an environmental policy strategy; and for connected purposes.
Citation2021 asp 4
Introduced byMichael Russell MSP
Territorial extentScotland
Dates
Royal assent29 January 2021
Commencement29 January 2021
Status: Current legislation
Text of statute as originally enacted

References


  1. "MSPs pass Brexit bill to 'keep pace' with EU laws". BBC News. 23 December 2020. Retrieved 26 December 2020.