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The payment of Finnish national pensions to the UK will continue for a period of one year after a no-deal Brexit

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Publication date 17.10.2019 13.29
Press release 118/2019

If the UK withdraws from the EU (Brexit) without an agreement, the recipients of Finnish national pension residing in the UK will receive national pension for a period of one year after the withdrawal. This so-called protection period of one year is the same as for national pension recipients moving to any country outside the EU.

On 17 October 2019, the Government proposed approval of a bill on this issue. The President of the Republic is expected to approve the bill on Friday. The act will enter into force on 23 October 2019 and it will be applied as of the date of the withdrawal if the UK withdraws from the EU without an agreement. By means of the act, Finland prepares for a no-deal Brexit and guarantees the position of Finnish national pension recipients in the UK for a period of one year.


Hanna Tossavainen, Senior Officer, Legal Affairs, tel. +358 295 163 005, [email protected]

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