Regulatory amendments to deal with Brexit
An important part of preparing for a no-deal withdrawal of the United Kingdom is implementing necessary regulatory amendments in both EU legislation and Swedish statutes.
The European Commission’s Brexit preparedness work includes a list of all the proposed legislative amendments to deal with the UK’s withdrawal.
The Swedish legislative amendments that have been adopted are listed below under each ministry responsible.
Ministry of Justice
- Measures to make things easier for UK citizens in Sweden in the event of a no-deal Brexit (in Swedish)
Ministry of Health and Social Affairs
- Measures to mitigate the consequences to social security schemes – export of benefits and coverage of costs for health care conducted in the United Kingdom (in Swedish)
- Potential to continue processing ongoing applications on the recognition of professional qualifications for some professions in the health and medical care sector (in Swedish)
Ministry of Education and Research
- Exemption from provisions on application and tuition fees at higher education institutions for certain British citizens after Brexit
- The right of UK citizens not registered in the population register to continue to attend Swedish schools.
Ministry of Infrastructure
- Temporary exemptions in the Driving Licence Ordinance concerning the validity of UK driving licences in Sweden (in Swedish)
- Amendment to the Vehicle Ordinance to be able to appoint more actors for tests and inspections in type approval procedures for vehicles (in Swedish)
Ministry of Finance
- Transitional solution for access to investment services in certain cases (agreements already entered into) (in Swedish)
- Continued access to international settlement systems – adaptations to the implementation of the Settlement Finality Directive as a result of Brexit (in Swedish)
- Capital increase in the European Investment Bank (EIB) – amending budget for 2019 (in Swedish)