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.

Fall in EU worker migration ‘bad news for employers’

The CIPD has warned that today’s falling migration figures will further hamper employers’ ability to recruit EU workers.

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Government confirms end to freedom of movement: with potential exceptions

12 Jul 2018

Completely free movement of people will end as the UK leaves the EU, a government white paper has confirmed today....

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Sajid Javid: no ‘automatic right’ for EU citizens to work post-Brexit

11 Jul 2018

EU citizens would not have any “automatic right” to work in the UK after the Brexit transition period, Sajid Javid...

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NHS hospitals asked to reassure EU staff ahead of Brexit

3 Jul 2018

NHS hospitals in England have been asked to reach out to staff from other EU countries about continuing to work...

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National living wage rises will hit head office, not shop floor

27 Jun 2018

Rises in the national living wage will cause job losses at retail head offices, rather than in customer-facing roles, a...

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Car industry seeks greater clarity over Brexit as investment falls

26 Jun 2018

Vehicle industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has joined the call for greater clarity over the UK’s...

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Brexit: Airbus and BMW relocation threats could be first of many

25 Jun 2018

The CBI has warned that Airbus and BMW could be the first of many businesses to threaten to relocate if...

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Fruit industry calls for seasonal permit to avoid post-Brexit labour shortage

22 Jun 2018

The soft fruit industry could be “crushed” by Brexit if it loses access to the thousands of seasonal workers it...

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Home Office reveals details of settlement scheme for EU nationals

21 Jun 2018

The Home Office has revealed how EU nationals can apply for ‘settled status’, allowing them to continue to live and...

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Employment regs: what happened to the ones that got away?

20 Jun 2018

Keeping on top of employment law developments can feel like a full-time job for HR professionals, but that’s just the...

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Civil Service employment surges as Brexit looms closer

15 Jun 2018

Office for National Statistics figures released this week show that there were 11,000 more civil service posts in March this...

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Home secretary to propose universal immigration system after Brexit

11 Jun 2018

Home secretary Sajid Javid has reportedly “torn up” plans to offer European migrants preferential access to the UK after its...

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EU workers posted abroad to be entitled to local pay rates

30 May 2018

Workers posted to another EU country will be entitled to the same rate of pay and working conditions as their...

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Prison inmates could plug post-Brexit skills gap: justice secretary

25 May 2018

Prisoners could play a significant role in helping bridge a post-Brexit skills gap, according to secretary of state for justice...

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Almost half of manufacturers concerned about post-Brexit hiring

21 May 2018

Almost half of UK manufacturers are worried about accessing skills once...

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