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25 April 2013

How to apply EU law without goldplating (UK)

Two very useful guidance documents have just been published by UK BIS (Business, Innovation and Skills Department). They may be of interest to smart regulators in other countries, particularly in European countries
Guiding principles for EU legislation : This publication contains guiding principles underlying the government’s approach to implementing EU measures, with a view to bringing an end to goldplating. Ref: BIS/13/774 PDF, 76.1KB, 2 pages
Transposition guidance: how to implement European directives effectively : Aimed at policy makers and lawyers across Government, this guidance gives a step-by-step method to transpose EU Directives into UK law in accordance with the guiding principles for EU legislation. It can also be referred to by, but is not binding on, officials in the sub-national administrations. Ref: BIS/13/775 PDF, 342KB, 32 pages.

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