Statute Law Repeals 20th Report

Project status: Complete

The 20th Statute Law Repeals Report recommends the repeal of more than 200 Acts. The Bill accompanying the report covers a wide range of topics from agriculture and churches to trade and industry and taxation. The earliest repeal is from the Statute of Marlborough 1267. Passed during the reign of Henry III, the Statute is one of … Read more >


Project status: Consultation

Download the full consultation paper here. Download a summary of the consultation paper here. Download a Welsh summary of the consultation paper here. Download an easy read summary of the consultation paper here. The problem Becoming a parent is the greatest day in many people’s lives. But sometimes surrogacy can be the only way for … Read more >

Taking, making and sharing intimate images without consent

Project status: Pre-project

Our earlier work on Abusive and Offensive Online Communications can be found here. Contact us here: The problem The increased use of smartphones and online platforms has made it easier to take photographs or film, alter or create images and send images to our family and friends or the public at large. However, this … Read more >


Project status: Pre-project

In the 18th Statute Law Repeals report, which was published in January 2008, we made several recommendations for the repeal of laws relating to taxes or duties, including stamp and customs duties. In most cases, the Acts were obsolete because the tax or duty that they imposed was abolished without the legislation itself being wholly repealed. Several … Read more >


Project status: Pre-project

In our consultation paper we propose the repeal of a series of statutory provisions relating to taxation law which span the years 1952 to 2010, and which have become obsolete or spent through the passage of time, or because of subsequent statutory intervention.  In all, we recommend the repeal of portions of some 32 Acts … Read more >

Taxi and Private Hire Services

Project status: Complete

The project reviewed the legal framework relating to taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) across England and Wales with a view to making it simpler and more modern. Taxis and PHVs are an important part of local transport. They operate in highly regulated markets where safety and quality control are paramount. Licensing covers key areas … Read more >

Termination of Tenancies for Tenant Default

Project status: Complete

In this project we set out to reform the means by which a landlord can terminate a fixed term commercial or residential tenancy where the tenant has not complied with their obligations. The project Our recommendations were published in a report on 31 October 2006. Our report was based on a consultation we conducted in January … Read more >