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Proposals aiming to offer EU citizens continued entitlement to social security benefits after Brexit


In the social security area, the immediate effect of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU is that central EU legal provisions will no longer apply. To prevent any acute consequences, the Government is planning to take measures that will primarily mitigate the effects that may arise for individuals during the initial period after the withdrawal. The proposals aim to allow a period of adjustment.


Around 100 000 Swedes currently live or work in the UK. If the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement in place, Swedes and other EU citizens in the UK on 30 March 2019 could suffer from consequences that have been difficult to predict.