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British Horse Society: Changes to insurance policies as a result of the UK leaving the EU

Changes to insurance policies as a result of the UK leaving the EU and regulations in place by the Central Bank of Ireland

A large number of insurers and brokers will no longer have permissions by the regulator to issue policies in EU territories, including the Republic of Ireland from 1st January 2021.

The British Horse SocietyWe are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, along with our insurance provider SEIB, and following the regulatory changes we will only have permissions to administer policies for individuals based in the UK. This will affect our Gold Members in the Republic of Ireland as we will no longer be able to offer insurance as part of our Gold Membership from 1st January 2021.

To find out more, please visit the Republic’s financial regulator.

We will update this page with details of a new membership for the Republic of Ireland, which excludes insurance in due course

Please note if you are a Gold Member in the Republic of Ireland your current policy remains valid for its duration, and policies taken out or renewed up until and including 31st December 2020 will run their 12-month course as usual.

Brexit information

The British Horse Society is a member of the British Horse Council and a Passport Issuing Organisation, who work closely with Defra to keep updated on current guidance regarding moving equines after Brexit.

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