Guidance

Guiding principles for EU legislation

Guiding principles underlying the government’s approach to implementing EU measures.

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These guiding principles explain the government’s approach to implementing EU measures. They aim to maximise the UK’s influence in Brussels and end the ‘gold-plating’ of EU legislation in the UK. Gold-plating refers to government adding burdens to EU laws which impose extra costs and restrictions on business.

See also the Transposition Guidance which explains how to implement European Directives into UK law effectively.