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Swiss Lower House of Parliament Approves Pending Transitional SSA with the UK — Orbitax Tax News & Alerts

On 3 June 2020, the Swiss National Council (lower house of parliament) approved the ratification of the pending transitional social security agreement with the UK. The transitional agreement was signed on 31 October 2019 to protect existing social security coordination arrangements so that UK and Swiss citizens are safeguarded whatever the circumstances of the UK's exit from the EU. The agreement guarantees that existing social security entitlements - including reciprocal healthcare - will continue until the end of December 2020 for both UK and Swiss nationals and for EU citizens who move to, travel to, or work in the UK or Switzerland during this period.