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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Fears over City jobs post-Brexit reignited by French bank

2 Nov 2018

Investment bank Société Générale is the latest large City employer to contemplate a shift of employees to the Continent.
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‘Impossible’ to determine EU nationals’ right to work during Brexit transition period

31 Oct 2018

Employers will be expected to check EU nationals' right to work in the UK...

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Wage growth will slow down in 2019 as Brexit bites

25 Oct 2018

Private sector employers expect to see slower wage growth in 2019, according to analysis from XpertHR.

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UK Border Force to face staff shortages in event of no-deal Brexit

24 Oct 2018

The government will struggle to recruit enough staff and put in place appropriate infrastructure and systems to police the UK’s...

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CBI: Businesses losing patience as Brexit talks stall

22 Oct 2018

Eight out of 10 businesses feel the lack of clarity emerging from the Brexit talks is having a negative impact...

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Brexit transition period could be extended by ‘a matter of months’

18 Oct 2018

Theresa May has suggested that the transition period after Brexit could be extended by “a matter of months”.

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Farmers should not get ‘privileged’ access to workers after Brexit

18 Oct 2018

The chair of the Migration Advisory Committee has said that UK farmers should no longer get “privileged” access to low-skilled...

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Nissan UK delays pay talks as threat of no-deal Brexit looms

15 Oct 2018

Pay talks between Nissan UK and its employees on Wearside have been delayed because of Brexit fears.
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EU searches for construction and health jobs fall as Brexit fears grow

11 Oct 2018

The construction industry is the sector of the economy hardest hit by a decline of interest among jobseekers from EU...

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Workers’ rights at risk unless UK and EU adopt right approach

9 Oct 2018

Workers’ rights could be at risk if the UK and the EU do not adopt the right approach to preserving...

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Three-quarters of services firms struggling to fill vacancies

8 Oct 2018

The percentage of services firms finding it difficult to fill vacancies has risen to an all-time high, according to the...

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Brexit threat to men in manual jobs with few qualifications

5 Oct 2018

Male manual workers with few qualifications will be most affected by new trade barriers when the UK leaves the EU,...

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Cabinet agrees EU workers should not be favoured post-Brexit

25 Sep 2018

The cabinet has agreed with the recommendation made by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) that EU migrants should face the...

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What does the MAC report mean for employers?

19 Sep 2018

The Migration Advisory Committee (‘MAC’) finally published its long-awaited report this week, after it was commissioned by the Government to...

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Keeping workers moving after a no-deal Brexit

18 Sep 2018

Although the government recently confirmed UK workers’ rights would remain the same in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit, there...

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