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What is the Withdrawal Agreement Act?

This is the Act that implemented Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the UK and the EU to give it effect in UK law. It gives ministers the powers to implement the measures agreed to protect citizens’ rights, pay the financial settlement and enact the Northern Ireland protocol. The Act was a requirement for the Withdrawal Agreement to be ratified to ensure the UK left the EU with a deal. It was passed in January 2020.

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