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Swiss Council of States Approves Pending SSA with the UK — Orbitax Tax News & Alerts

On 29 November 2022, the Swiss Council of States (upper house of parliament) approved the ratification of the pending social security agreement with the United Kingdom. The agreement was signed on 9 September 2021 in order to continue the coordination of the social security systems of the two countries following the UK's withdrawal from the EU, which ended the application of the agreement on the free movement of persons between Switzerland and the EU in relation to Switzerland and the UK. The Swiss-UK agreement will formally enter into force on the first day of the third month after the ratification instruments are exchanged, although it is already being applied on a provisional basis with effect from 1 November 2021.