Switzerland-UK transitional social security agreement

Local news, 31.10.2019

Switzerland and the UK have agreed a transitional agreement for social security after the UK leaves the EU.

Swiss Ambassador and UK Brexit Minister shaking hands
The Swiss Ambassador Alexandre Fasel and Brexit Minister James Duddridge signed the agreement in London on 31 October 2019 on behalf of their governments. © FDFA

Switzerland has signed a transitional agreement with the UK to protect social security arrangements. The agreement is part of Switzerland's "mind the gap" strategy and ensures social security coordination between Switzerland and the UK whatever the circumstances of a UK exit from the EU.