Brexit

The UK electorate voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on 23 June 2016. The legal process for exiting the EU began when the UK notified of its intention to withdraw under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on 29 March 2017. 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.

Skills shortages and Brexit could accelerate job automation in London

Almost a third of jobs in London could be automated in the next 20 years, but automation could be accelerated...

Migration Advisory Committee recommendations: Do the claims stand up?

4 Apr 2018

Last month, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) released its interim report on EEA workers in the UK labour market. Karen...

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Employers worried about migrant worker restrictions post-Brexit

27 Mar 2018

Employers are concerned about the prospect of restrictions on their ability to recruit workers from the European Economic Area (EEA),...

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Number of EU workers searching for UK roles drops by 11%

27 Mar 2018

The number of EU workers actively searching for jobs in the UK has fallen by more than 11% since the...

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Five Brexit risks employers should plan for

27 Mar 2018

With Brexit headlines seeming to contradict each other every day, employers lack certainty around workforce planning. Dan Peyton from law...

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UNLEASH 2018: HR professionals urged to embrace rather than fear change

23 Mar 2018

If there was one consistent theme etched through this week’s UNLEASH conference (formerly HR Tech World) it was not to...

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Brexit and immigration: At last some progress on citizens’ rights

2 Mar 2018

The immigration question has loomed over Brexit negotiations for some time now, but a policy paper published by Theresa May’s...

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EU migrants to receive right to settle during Brexit transition

28 Feb 2018

The Government has changed its position on the rights of EU migrants arriving during the Brexit transition period and will...

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Fifth of employers uncertain about permanent hiring plans

28 Feb 2018

Economic uncertainty continues to affect hiring decisions, with almost one-fifth (18%) of employers unsure whether they need to increase their...

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Corbyn puts jobs and skills at heart of new Labour Brexit policy

26 Feb 2018

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has shifted the party’s stance on Brexit, spelling out how a Government under him would ensure...

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Number of EU citizens leaving UK highest since 2008

22 Feb 2018

The number of EU citizens leaving the UK has reached its highest point since 2008, according to the latest migration...

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Business travel in the Trump and Brexit era: How to prepare for policy changes

21 Feb 2018

Fundamental changes in the immigration policy on both sides of the Atlantic mean that globally mobile workers face uncertain times....

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Public backs keeping workers’ rights from EU

20 Feb 2018

Britons overwhelmingly back keeping – often strengthening – workers’ rights derived from the EU post Brexit, according to research published...

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Skills-based immigration system needed post-Brexit

19 Feb 2018

The majority of employers would prefer some form of immigration system based on national or regional skills shortages, in the...

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Boom in agency worker use over last five years

12 Feb 2018

Four in 10 (43%) organisations increased their use of agency workers over the last five years as they struggled to...

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