Using secondary legislation may be seen as a threat to reserved powers

United Kingdom

CMS partner Kenny Rose has written in The Scotsman on the impact that the repatriation of EU powers through Brexit might have on the governments in Edinburgh and Cardiff: Using secondary legislation may be seen as a threat to reserved powers.

As Brexit negotiations continue, there have been concerns voiced about the impact unwinding the EU powers might have on the devolved governments in the UK. Last week, the Scottish and Welsh governments tabled 38 amendments to the UK government’s Withdrawal Bill aimed at preventing Westminster from gaining control over areas of EU law in areas not currently reserved to Westminster and which, they argue, should also be devolved areas of responsibility.