Consultation outcome

Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications: revised directive

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Draft guidance for competent authorities implementing Directive 2005/36/EC [mutual recognition of professional qualifications]

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Detail of outcome

We’ve published the attached draft regulations and guidance for competent authorities, setting out how we’ll implement the revised Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive.

We want to know your views on the practical effect of the draft regulations and on the content of the draft guidance. Please submit your comments to by 29 May 2015.

Original consultation


We would like to hear the views of all interested parties affected by the general provisions of the revised directive.

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Consultation description

The directive has brought in a number of changes which aim to further facilitate the free movement of professionals within the EU.

We will use the views gathered by this consultation to help provide better guidance and inform our position in implementation discussions.

A draft impact assessment has been produced on the effect of the amendments. This is a separate document and can be found on this page. A final impact assessment will be produced and validated in light of any further evidence received from the consultation.


Published 14 August 2014
Last updated 26 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Government response, draft regulations and draft guidance published.

  2. First published.