Archived EU Consolidated Versions (Pre-Exit Archive)



This archive source is offered for advance reference pending the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA 1972) and is subject to further inclusions and amendments. For the current status of EU law, please refer to our separate EU Legislation sources.

The source contains legislation content originally derived from the EU which may be of historic relevance in UK domestic law following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, in accordance with the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018). It is archived for reference purposes. This source is separate to our EU Legislation sources, which are maintained in order to reflect the continued development of EU law.

This source is intended to be a resource for viewing instruments published by the EU during the UK’s membership of the EU. It does not comment on the status of these instruments in UK law.

Note: EU(W)A 2018 as enacted provides for the repeal of ECA 1972 and the introduction of retained EU law to take effect at the same time. The nature and timing of these provisions will change if there is a transition/implementation period. In that case, users will still have advance access to this source, but should also continue to refer to the EU Legislation sources. Both sources will continue to be maintained to reflect any additions and amendments introduced by the EU during that period.