On 12 October 2020, there was published on legislation.gov.uk a draft of The European Union Withdrawal (Consequential Modifications) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 together with a draft explanatory memorandum. The statutory instrument makes technical repeals to redundant provisions within primary legislation arising from the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EUWA). These are primarily repeals of amending provisions, in particular relating to the European Communities Act 1972, where the EUWA has already provided for the repeal of the amended provisions. The purpose of the repeals in the statutory instrument is to tidy up the statute book and they have no substantive effect.