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.

Boom in agency worker use over last five years

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

Skills gap will worsen after Brexit, say employers

6 Feb 2018

Half of employers believe Brexit will exacerbate the shortage of skilled professionals in the UK, according to new research.
Two...

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Theresa May: End freedom of movement the day the UK leaves the EU

1 Feb 2018

Theresa May is calling for freedom of movement for EU citizens to end on the day the UK formally leaves...

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CBI wants “jobs first” Brexit deal within 70 days

22 Jan 2018

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called for a “jobs first” Brexit deal to help prevent companies moving employment...

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Brexit vote hit graduate recruitment levels last year

18 Jan 2018

Widespread uncertainty about the impact of Brexit stalled some of the UK’s top employers’ graduate recruitment plans in 2017, research...

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Brexit: Revised transition terms could extend freedom of movement

16 Jan 2018

Revised guidelines on the UK’s exit from the EU suggest that the EU will toughen up its transition terms –...

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Top 10 HR questions December 2017: Workers’ rights post-Brexit

2 Jan 2018

December saw the announcement of an agreement between the UK and the EU on citizens’ rights following Brexit. Employers are...

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Poor management major driver in job dissatisfaction, survey finds

2 Jan 2018

Almost half of UK workers (47%) are looking to change jobs in 2018, Investors in People’s annual Job Exodus survey...

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Five employment law developments to watch out for in 2018

22 Dec 2017

2018 sees a number of significant domestic employment law developments, including the response to the Taylor report, delayed as the...

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EU citizens’ rights confirmed in Brexit agreement

8 Dec 2017

EU citizens living in the UK and vice versa will have their rights to live, work and study protected it...

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How to inspire your people in a market ruled by Brexit

29 Nov 2017

Despite the political uncertainty of Brexit, many businesses face increased demand for their products and services, but struggle to find...

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Time running out for Brexit migration consultation

24 Oct 2017

With this Friday’s deadline to contribute towards the call for evidence from the Migration Advisory Committee, Jackie Penlington looks at...

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Top 10 HR questions September 2017: Travel time and zero hours status

3 Oct 2017

Should you include time spent travelling when calculating employees’ working time? The number one FAQ for September deals with this...

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Residency limits proposed for EU migrants in leaked Brexit plan

6 Sep 2017

A detailed 82-page Home Office document proposes to offer low-skilled EU migrants a maximum of two years’ residency in a...

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Data protection: Post-Brexit EU partnership plan revealed

25 Aug 2017

The Government has issued a policy paper proposing to develop a post-Brexit partnership with the EU on data protection matters....

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