European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020


Implement, and make other provision in connection with, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement; to make further provision in connection with the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the EU and its member States; to make related provision about passenger name record data, customs and privileges and immunities; and for connected purposes.

Government Bill

(Cabinet Office)
What is this Bill?

The European Union (Future Relationship) was a Government Bill that became an Act of Parliament.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill was introduced on 30 December 2020 and became an Act of Parliament on 30 December 2020.

Whose idea is this Bill?

Government Bills implement the legislative agenda of the Government. This agenda, and the Bills that will implement it, are outlined in the Queen's Speech at the Session's State Opening of Parliament.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Act of Parliament, Government Bills, Process of a Bill

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This bill has received Royal Assent and has become an Act of Parliament

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Royal Assent

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
30/12/2020
Explanatory Note
30/12/2020

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

06/01/2021
Select Committee report
32nd Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
31/12/2020
Act of Parliament
European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020 (c. 29)
30/12/2020
3rd reading (Lords)
30/12/2020
Committee negatived (Lords)
30/12/2020
2nd reading (Lords)
30/12/2020
1st reading (Lords)
30/12/2020
Royal Assent (Commons)
30/12/2020
3rd reading (Commons)
30/12/2020
Committee stage (Commons)
30/12/2020
2nd reading (Commons)
30/12/2020
1st reading (Commons)
30/12/2020
Ways and Means resolution
30/12/2020
Money resolution
30/12/2020
Bill
Bill 236 2019-21 (as introduced)
30/12/2020
Bill
Bill 236 2019-21 (as introduced) (large print)
30/12/2020
Explanatory Notes
Bill 236 2019-21 EN
30/12/2020
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Memorandum from the Scottish Parliament on 30 December 2020
30/12/2020
Explanatory Notes
Bill 236 2019-21 EN (large print)
30/12/2020
Legislative Consent Motions-devolved legislatures
Legislative Consent Motion not approved by the Scottish Parliament on 30 December 2020
30/12/2020
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Memorandum from the Cabinet Office to the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee - 30 December 2020
30/12/2020
Bill proceedings: Commons
Committee of the whole House Proceedings as at 30 December 2020
30/12/2020
Amendment Paper
Committee of the whole House Amendments as at 30 December 2020
30/12/2020
Human rights memorandum
Human Rights Memorandum prepared by the Cabinet Office
29/12/2020
Select Committee report
21st Report from the Constitution Committee