Policy paper

Professional Qualifications Bill 2021: factsheets

These factsheets explain a series of measures related to the Professional Qualifications Bill, which was introduced to Parliament in May 2021.

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These factsheets explain themes in the Professional Qualifications (PQ) Bill. They cover the following areas:

  • unmet demand: explains the unmet demand condition in the PQ Bill
  • regulator recognition agreements: what they are and how they interact with FTA frameworks
  • information publication: what information UK regulators will need to publish and why, and how the Assistance Centre will support professionals
  • information sharing: what information regulators may need to share with other regulators across the UK and with their overseas counterparts
  • to whom the Bill applies: how the PQ Bill defines professions and regulators

See also the policy statement on the recognition of professional qualifications and regulation of professions.

Published 2 November 2021
Last updated 3 November 2021 + show all updates
  1. Factsheet on Unmet demand added.

  2. First published.