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 list of legislative initiatives to deal with Brexit, on the European Commission's website

The Swedish legislative amendments that have been adopted are listed below under each ministry responsible. 

As a result of the extension of the Article 50 period until 31 October 2019, some of the adopted contingency measures are subject to technical adjustments, with the aim of postponing the final date. Updates will be regularly published below.

Ministry of Justice

Special regulations on residence permits in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Measures to make things easier for UK citizens in Sweden in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

Social protection in the event of a hard Brexit

Measures to mitigate the consequences to social security schemes in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Recognition of professional qualifications for some professions in the health and medical care sector in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Ministry of Education and Research

Exemption from provisions on application and tuition fees at higher education institutions for certain British citizens in the event of a no-deal Brexit

The continued right of UK citizens not registered in the population register to attend Swedish schools in the event of a no-deal Brexit 

Ministry of Infrastructure

Temporary exemptions in the Driving Licence Ordinance concerning the validity of UK driving licences in Sweden

Amendment to the Vehicle Ordinance to be able to appoint more actors for tests and inspections in type approval procedures for vehicles 

Ministry of Finance

Transitional solution concerning access to investment services in certain cases (agreements already entered into) in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Continued access to international settlement systems – adaptations to implementation of the Settlement Finality Directive resulting from Brexit 

Capital increase in European Investment Bank (EIB) – amending budget for 2019