Contingency planning to handle a no-deal


The Government, in cooperation with relevant agencies, is conducting contingency planning to address the serious consequences that would arise if the UK were to leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement. This concerns identifying, planning and carrying out the measures required to deal with the effects of such a scenario.

The purpose of these measures is to handle serious consequences during a limited period. It is therefore not a question of dealing with all of the consequences or replacing a withdrawal agreement.

Regulatory amendments in Swedish statutes to deal with Brexit

An important part of preparing for a no-deal withdrawal of the United Kingdom is implementing necessary regulatory amendments in Swedish statutes.  Here is additional information about the legislative amendments that have been adopted in relation to Brexit:

Regulatory amendments to deal with Brexit

A lot is being done by the EU

A considerable share of the preparatory efforts and contingency planning is taking place within the EU. The European Commission has a particularly important role to play by proposing new legislation, providing guidance in relevant areas and coordinating planning and implementation of measures. At the Commission, responsibility lies with the Secretariat-General, which handles the overall coordination of the Commission’s work. 

On its website, the European Commission has provided information on its work to prepare for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. The page includes a list of all the regulatory changes that have been proposed and adopted to handle the withdrawal, technical announcements on the legal and practical consequences and links to all Member States’ Brexit information. 

Brexit preparedness on the European Commission's website

Everyone must prepare

All concerned actors need to prepare for Brexit. In addition to the EU, the Member States, the Government and government agencies, this also includes organisations, the business sector and others. Everyone is urged to keep up-to-date with the latest developments.

For those citizens who are particularly affected, namely Swedish and other EU citizens living in the UK and UK citizens living in Sweden and other EU Member States, information and links are available here:

What does Brexit mean for the citizens who are particularly affected?

Here are further information and links for those companies affected – those that trade with the UK or are otherwise affected by the UK’s participation in the single market.

What does Brexit mean for the business sector?

Government is assessing developments continuously

In view of the uncertainty concerning the future relationship with the UK, it is currently difficult to provide any precise details.

The Swedish Government is assessing developments continuously and will in its communications with Swedish citizens and all actors in society provide the information that can be provided.

The European Commission’s preparedness notices

In the Commission’s preparedness notices you can read more about the preparedness measures taken at EU level. The Commission website also contains comprehensive information about the EU’s preparations (first link).