Archived EU Non-Binding Regulations


This archive source is offered for reference purposes following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA 1972).

The repeal of ECA 1972 took effect subject to certain savings provisions and transitional arrangements required to give effect to the post-Brexit implementation period in UK law.

The source contains legislation content originally derived from the EU which may be of historic relevance in UK domestic law, in accordance with the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018), as amended. It is archived for reference purposes.
This source contains relevant EU instruments published up to the end of the implementation period (IP completion day). For EU legislation content published after this date, please refer to our separate EU Legislation sources.

This source is intended to be a resource for viewing instruments originally published by the EU during the UK’s membership of the EU and the post-Brexit implementation period. The source collates relevant instruments as originally published in the Official Journal of the European Union. It does not include bespoke consolidated amendments, versioning or comment from LexisNexis on the status or treatment of those instruments in UK law.

The status, applicability and treatment of EU-derived legislation in UK law after IP completion day is a matter of statutory interpretation. Legislation content in this source must be read alongside the Interpretation Acts, EU(W)A 2018, and associated legislation and authority, in order to determine its status and treatment in domestic law.

Other sources in this series include:
- Archived EU Directives
- Archived EU Consolidated Versions
- Retained EU Regulations
- Retained EU Decisions

These sources are separate to our EU Legislation sources, which are maintained in order to reflect the continued development of EU law.