These factsheets explain a series of measures related to the Professional Qualifications Bill, which was introduced to Parliament in May 2021.
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
12 May 21: A statement of the government’s proposals for the recognition of professional qualifications from other countries and the regulation of professions across the UK.
Recognition of professional qualifications and regulation of professions: policy statement (accessible webpage)
PDF, 200KB, 14 pages
This policy statement outlines the government’s proposals to:
- create a framework for recognising professional qualifications from all countries that suits the UK. This will meet the needs of a priority set of professions where there is demand for skills from overseas while respecting regulators’ autonomy to uphold standards
- support UK professionals to access markets overseas and provide their services in other countries
- make the regulated framework more navigable for professionals, where they are appropriate qualified and whether they want to practise in the UK or overseas