Ireland has published the "General Scheme" of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2020.
A "General Scheme" is a draft or outline of proposed legislation. It is a prelude to a "Bill" which is the draft text of the proposed legislation. The General Scheme is wide-ranging and covers many economic sectors and issues.
The structure of the General Scheme is as follows:
Part 1 - Preliminary and General
Part 2 - Arrangements in Relation to Health Services
Part 3 - Reimbursement of Medical Expenses
Part 4 - Miscellaneous amendments to Companies Act 2014
Part 5 - Amendment to Section 10(2) of the Employment Permits Act 2006
Part 6 - Arrangements in relation to Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases
Part 7 - Amendment of Student Support Act 2011
Part 8 - Taxation
Part 9 - Financial Services: Settlement Finality
Part 10 - Financial Services: Amendment of European Union (Insurance and Reinsurance)
Part 11 - Amendments to the Customs Act 2015
Part 12 - Amendment of Harbours Act 1996
Part 13 - Third Country Bus Services
Part 14 - Amendment of Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005
Part 15 - Amendment of Protection of Employees (Employers’ Insolvency) Act 1984
Part 16 - Amendment of Extradition Act 1965
Part 17 - Amendment of the Immigration Act 2004
Part 18 - Amendment of the International Protection Act 2015
Part 19 - Amendment of Childcare Support Act 2018
The proposed legislation would supplement the earlier Irish Brexit legislation - the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2019. A&L Goodbody published a guide to the 2019 Act.
A&L Goodbody will continue to monitor the progress of the this new proposed legislation and will post developments on our website but if you need further information do not hesitate to ask your usual contact or any member of A&L Goodbody's EU, Competition & Procurement team.