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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Time running out for Brexit migration consultation

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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Government asks committee to look into post-Brexit immigration

27 Jul 2017

The Government has commissioned an in-depth report into how immigration will be managed after Brexit.
Home secretary Amber Rudd has...

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Repeal Bill: No immediate change for workers’ rights

14 Jul 2017

EU-derived legislation such as the Working Time Directive, TUPE and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will continue to apply...

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Skills shortages cost businesses more than £2 billion, says Open University

3 Jul 2017

Severe skills shortages in the UK cost businesses more than £2 billion in higher salaries, recruitment costs and temporary staff...

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Five key compliance challenges for HR

29 Jun 2017

HR departments face a constant barrage of new regulation and compliance requirements, and forthcoming developments such as GDPR will add...

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Formal proposals for EU citizen status unveiled

26 Jun 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has formally outlined her proposals to allow EU citizens to remain in the UK once the...

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May proposes “UK settled status” for EU citizens

23 Jun 2017

A new “UK settled status” could give EU migrants who have lived in the UK for five years the right...

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Queen’s speech 2017: Brexit dominates legislative programme

21 Jun 2017

The Queen has outlined the minority Government’s legislative programme for the next two years, concentrating on eight separate Brexit-related bills....

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Tougher migration rules would harm business, claims CIPD

19 Jun 2017

A quarter of employers believe that making it a requirement for EU migrants to have a job would have a...

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FTSE 250 employers could lose more than half of their skilled workers

15 Jun 2017

More than half of non-UK skilled workers who work for FTSE 250 companies are likely to leave the UK before...

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Why Brexit means business for interim talent

15 Jun 2017

Demand for interim managers has risen impressively since the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Jo Sweetland, managing partner at...

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Employers unprepared for lower migration after Brexit

12 Jun 2017

Employers are unprepared for the lower levels of migration pledged by the Government after the UK leaves the EU, a...

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