Switzerland: Social Security Relations with the United Kingdom

Last Updated on February 14, 2023

Key Points

  • Provisional agreement between Switzerland and the UK concerning social security benefits put into place Nov. 1, 2021 


Switzerland and the UK have concluded a bilateral convention intended to avoid double social security outcomes for applicable travelers. The agreement will ensure that travelers can remain in their home country social security system for a period of 24 months. 

What are the Changes?

Previously, international social security rules between Switzerland and the U.K. had been in place until the transitional rules for Brexit ended on Dec. 31, 2021. This new change will allow for more equal treatment between workers in the two countries regarding social security treatment. 

Looking Ahead

The Convention was provisionally put into place Nov. 1, 2021 by the two countries and is expected to officially enter into force at the end of 2021. Continue to check the government of Switzerland website, the UK government website and Envoy’s website for additional information.


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