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Brexit and Social Security – EU Member States adopting the detached worker rules

Overview

Under the new UK/EU Protocol on Social Security Co-ordination, each EU Member State has until 1 February to decide whether or not they want to adopt the rules for detached workers (which effectively replicate the previous rules for posted workers).  So far, Austria, Hungary, Portugal and Sweden have formally stated that they will apply the rules but we expect to hear from other countries over the next few weeks.  Below is a table setting out where each EU Member State currently stands.

Key:

Category A:  Member States which have expressed their wish to apply the Detached Worker Rules.

Category B:  Member States which have expressed their wish not to apply the Detached Worker Rules.

Category C: Member States which have not yet indicated whether they wish to apply the Detached Worker Rules.  Deadline is 1 February 2021.  After this date, unless a Member State has expressly indicated they wish to apply the Detached Worker Rules, those rules will not apply to postings commencing on or following 1 February 2021.

 

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