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The payment of Finnish national pensions to the United Kingdom would be continued for a period of one year after a no-deal Brexit

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Publication date 29.8.2019 13.36
Press release 88/2019

If the UK withdraws from the EU (Brexit) without an agreement, the recipients of Finnish national pension residing in the UK would be paid national pension for 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.

In the end of 2018, Finnish national pension was paid to 320 persons residing in the UK. Their average pension was €105.22 per month.

The Government submitted its proposal to Parliament on Thursday, 29 August. The act is due to enter into force in autumn 2019 but it would 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. The act will guarantee a one-year protection period for Finnish national pension recipients residing in the UK.


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

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