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Draft Statutory Instrument: European Union (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2015
Ref: BIS/15/253 PDF, 838KB, 41 pages
Draft guidance for competent authorities implementing Directive 2005/36/EC [mutual recognition of professional qualifications]
Ref: BIS/15/254 PDF, 1MB, 42 pages
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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We want to know your views on the practical effect of the draft regulations and on the content of the draft guidance.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 MRPQconsultation@bis.gsi.gov.uk by 29 May 2015.
We would like to hear the views of all interested parties affected by the general provisions of the revised directive.
This consultation ran from
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.
Related research document
Consultation on the transposition of the revised Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive (2005/36/EC)
Ref: BIS/14/1000 PDF, 579KB, 45 pages
Draft impact assessment of the horizontal amendments to the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive (PQD)
Ref: BIS/14/1001 PDF, 526KB, 34 pages