Academic Paper

Brexit, food law and the UK’s search for a post‐EU identity

Lydgate, E. and Anthony, C (2022) ‘Brexit, food law and the UK’s search for a post‐EU identity’. Modern Law Review. Pp. 1-23. ISSN 0026-7961

Published 20 July 2022

Mapping reforms to key areas of food law across retained EU law, the UK internal market and UK trade law and policy reveals profound reforms, and an emerging, distinct UK approach to law-making. The authors identify three themes: increased conferral of regulatory powers and functions to UK Ministers, coupled with an expansion of so-called non-legislative approaches to regulation and policy-making and increased scope for divergence between UK nations. Food law reveals that post-Brexit legislative processes have been shaped by, but also entrench unilateral executive decision-making, lessened transparency and disunity between UK nations.

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Emily Lydgate

Research Theme Lead for 'Negotiating a Turbulent World'

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