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.

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Millions of EU citizens can apply for settled status for free

21 Jan 2019

Millions of EU citizens can now apply for “settled status” in the UK as the government launched the final phase...

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Theresa May could back worker protections to secure Brexit deal

10 Jan 2019

Theresa May could decide to boost workers’ rights in a bid to win Labour support for her Brexit deal.

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Nine New Year’s resolutions for HR

8 Jan 2019

You may be eating more healthily, exercising more or doing dry January, but for HR professionals returning to work, legal...

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In-work poverty and the role of HR

7 Jan 2019

Many UK workers are falling below the poverty line and Brexit uncertainty may be making matters worse. Steve Herbert believes...

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Top 10 HR questions December 2018: Brexit and Christmas parties

3 Jan 2019

Festive FAQs on avoiding issues arising from Christmas parties also feature in the top 10.

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Recruitment difficulties reach record levels

3 Jan 2019

The UK’s largest private sector survey of business sentiment has revealed that companies are finding it harder than ever to...

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What does the immigration White Paper mean for employers?

20 Dec 2018

This week the government finally published its White Paper outlining how the immigration system will look once Britain leaves the...

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Government White Paper confirms skills-based immigration system

19 Dec 2018

The government has confirmed today that it will introduce a skills-based immigration system once the UK leaves the EU.

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EU settlement scheme: What employers can do now

19 Dec 2018

The political to and fro of Brexit can be distracting for employers, but there are preparations they can make now...

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Brexit ‘takes bite’ out of City banking vacancies

13 Dec 2018

The number of City vacancies has plummeted by almost 40%, with the financial services sector still stuck in limbo over...

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Hiring to hit 18-month high to fix ‘leaking bucket’

11 Dec 2018

Hiring intentions will rise to their highest level for 18 months in the first quarter of 2019, as employers seek...

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Brexit uncertainty hits two-fifths of hiring managers

10 Dec 2018

Two-fifths of hiring managers struggle to find the right skills because of uncertainty around Brexit, according to new research

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Heathrow Airport to pay for EU employees’ settled status

10 Dec 2018

Heathrow Airport is to pay for the 350 EU nationals it employs to achieve “settled status” after the UK leaves...

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Recruiters sound alarm over falling EU migration figures

29 Nov 2018

Significant changes in migration patterns were revealed today in the latest Office for National Statistics figures, causing serious concerns for...

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