EU Services Directive

Licences and Permits Covered by the EU Services Directive

The EU Services Directive came into force on 28 December 2009. The Services Directive allows you to apply and pay online for a variety of licences and permits.

The EU Services Directive aims to break down barriers to cross border trade in services between countries in the EU. It will make it easier for service providers, particularly small and medium sized enterprises, to offer their services to customers in other EU countries, whether establishing elsewhere in the EU or providing services remotely from the UK.

What is the EU Services Directive?

The Services Directive is a European law that aims to make life easier for businesses providing or using services in the European Union. It requires all EU countries to lift legal and administrative barriers.