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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Theresa May’s Brexit speech: what will it mean for employment?

Following Theresa May’s speech laying out the UK’s objectives for its exit from the EU, we round up the reaction...

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Brexit to bring tighter controls on immigration, May confirms

17 Jan 2017

Brexit will bring stricter controls on immigration, but will not rule out rights for EU workers in Britain and vice...

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EU citizens working in the UK: will the Government listen to employers’ wishes?

12 Jan 2017

At the top of the agenda for Brexit negotiations will be freedom of movement and the status of EU citizens...

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Why the post-Brexit world needs leaders more than ever

13 Dec 2016

With many organisations worried about the changes Brexit might bring, it’s easy to forget the importance of building leadership skills....

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2017 employment law changes: are you ready?

Employment law changes 2017: eight priorities for HR

7 Dec 2016

Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.
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International recruitment and immigration charges: tips for employers

6 Dec 2016

Employers will be able to reduce costs when recruiting international talent if they can “frontload” next year’s recruitment before April,...

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Regardless of Brexit, Europe's GDPR is on UK employers' minds

Top 10 HR questions November 2016: New EU data protection rules – GDPR

1 Dec 2016

FAQs on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the apprenticeship levy dominate the top 10 HR questions for...

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Speculation has been rife that Brexit will lead major financial institutions based in London to relocate to mainland Europe. Rob Powell/LNP/REX/Shutterstock.

Brexit: what’s the legal position if employees must relocate?

16 Nov 2016

Suggestions that high-profile businesses such as banks will leave the UK because of Brexit highlight the employment law issues employers...

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Global uncertainty creates opportunity for HR professionals

9 Nov 2016

CIPD chief executive Peter Cheese has called for HR to step up to the corporate agenda after a “turbulent year”...

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Brexit debate: Government gives no guarantees on worker rights

9 Nov 2016

The Government gave limited assurances on the future of UK employment rights derived from EU law at a parliamentary debate...

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Brexit: Labour’s 170 questions cover future of employment law

14 Oct 2016

A letter with 170 questions on the Government’s approach to Brexit negotiations, including the future of employment rights in the...

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International assignments in an uncertain world (webinar)

11 Oct 2016

The current economic and political climate has led to increasing challenges for employers managing international assignments. Sign up for this...

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Holiday pay commission ruling: Court of Appeal judgment in Lock v British Gas

7 Oct 2016

Holiday pay must include compensation for any results-based commission that...

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Great Repeal Bill to hail the end of EU law in the UK

3 Oct 2016

The Government has announced that it will repeal the 1972 European Communities Act (ECA) – the key piece of legislation...

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Theresa May arrives in China for the G20 where she rejected the idea of points-based immigration rules for EU workers. Photo: Xinhua News Agency/REX/Shutterstock

Brexit: practical five-point checklist for employers

5 Sep 2016

As Theresa May rejects the idea of a points-based immigration scheme for EU workers, employers continue to face uncertainty as...

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