13 Jul '17, 1pm

Read our reaction to the publication of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill #RepealBill #Brexit

Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive at UK-GBC said: “Many of the laws that require the UK to improve building standards and retrofit existing buildings are derived from the EU. We therefore welcome the Government’s intention to use the EU (Withdrawal) Bill to bring over the whole body of EU law into domestic legislation. “However, we are concerned that the Bill gives the Government wide powers to amend these laws subsequently through secondary legislation – meaning that there won’t be proper Parliamentary scrutiny. We also need better guarantees that EU-derived laws will be properly implemented and enforced post-Brexit. “That’s why we will be working with other organisations to bring forward amendments to the Bill to ensure that key laws are not watered down or inadequately enforced once we leave the EU.” -ENDS- Note to Editors: Examples of EU-derived laws requiring the UK to...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/news/uk-gbc-reacts-publication-europ...

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