On 26 June 2018, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill received Royal Assent becoming the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. The Department for Exiting the EU has also issued a statement advising that in the coming weeks it will start to lay the relevant secondary legislation in Parliament. In total it is expected that around 800 pieces of secondary legislation will be needed. As part of the first tranche to be laid, the Government will use powers in the Act to repeal the European Union Act 2012 as agreed by Parliament.