Brexit

The UK electorate voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on 23 June 2016. The legal process for exiting the EU begins when the UK notifies of its intention to withdraw under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. The UK and the EU then have up to two years, or longer if agreed, to decide on the terms of the withdrawal, particularly the extent of the UK’s access to the single market versus the degree to which EU workers retain freedom of movement to the UK. Our Brexit pages provide news and guidance on all aspects of Britain’s exit from the EU.

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“Brexit brain drain” fears grow as net migration falls

Net migration to the UK in 2016 fell by 25% to 248,000, but immigration experts warn of a Brexit brain...

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Election 2017: where do the parties stand on employment issues?

22 May 2017

As the manifestos are published, we run down the policies most likely to influence the employment landscape

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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Conservatives outline commitments on workers’ rights

15 May 2017

Workers will be able to take up to one year’s leave to care for an elderly relative under wide-ranging plans...

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CIPD manifesto urges next government to make “good work” a priority

10 May 2017

The CIPD has published a manifesto ahead of the upcoming general election that urges the next Government to put “good...

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Headscarf cases: what now for employer dress codes?

20 Apr 2017

Recent European court judgments have suggested that employers can justify a ban on employees wearing certain religious items. But what...

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How to deal with uncertainty around employing EU nationals

19 Apr 2017

Organisations employing EU nationals in the UK must tread carefully on the path to Brexit or face discrimination claims or...

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General election 2017: five things to know about politics in the workplace

19 Apr 2017

Can employers prevent staff from political campaigning at work? Should employees be banned from displaying their political allegiance, for example...

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Freedom of movement could continue for some time after Brexit

5 Apr 2017

Theresa May has hinted that free movement of EU citizens could continue during an “implementation period” after the UK has...

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Great Repeal Bill: No immediate changes to workers’ rights

30 Mar 2017

The Government has issued a White Paper detailing how it will replace EU legislation with national laws, just one day...

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HR Tech World 2017: What does Brexit mean for HR?

23 Mar 2017

Economist Dr Daniel Thorniley brought yesterday’s HR Tech World conference to what he acknowledged was a “brutal, sombre and miserable”,...

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BBC reporter’s employment case struck out

8 Mar 2017

An employment tribunal has struck out a BBC reporter’s claim after finding that she discussed her case with a newspaper...

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“Worker” status should be abolished, MPs told

7 Mar 2017

The distinction between “employee” and “worker” should be abolished, according to experts called before the first morning’s hearing of an...

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Employment status: will 2017 bring new legal rights for casual workers?

22 Feb 2017

A government review of employment status and further gig economy tribunal cases are expected this year, not to mention the...

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Employment and immigration included in Brexit White Paper

2 Feb 2017

The Government’s Brexit White Paper reiterates the importance of providing certainty on the immigration status of EU workers already based...

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