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The UK’s New Points-based Immigration System: Where Are We Now?

The government has issued updated guidance for employers on the UK’s points-based system, which will apply to new applicants from the EU, the EEA and Switzerland (excluding Ireland), as well as those from outside the EU, from January 2021. Unfortunately, the updated guidance does not tell us much more than we already knew from the July 2020 policy statement – employers … Continue Reading

How difficult will it be to hire EU workers after the Brexit transition period?

This week we’ve partnered with EEF on a new report ‘Navigating Brexit: the Migration Minefield’. The report highlights the need for clarity, simplicity and urgency in the Government’s messaging to stem the flow of EU citizens from the UK, taking their much needed skills with them.  A copy of the full report can be accessed … Continue Reading

The UK’s Proposals for EU Citizens – Some Clarity But More Questions

The government yesterday published its Rights of EU Citizens in the UK Policy Paper Factsheet for workers and employers together with detailed proposals setting out its offer to EU nationals currently resident in the UK and those proposing to enter for the purpose of residency, pre-Brexit. Although there is a fair amount of detail to … Continue Reading

Brexit – What You Need to Know About the Legal Consequences for your Enterprise

We recently presented to the Association of Corporate Counsel (‘ACC’), Washington DC about: the timing and procedure of the withdrawal, and the negotiation of the future relationship between the UK and the EU; the consequences for UK and US companies arising from the end of the application of EU Freedoms, Mutual Recognition, Passports and other … Continue Reading

Brexit – What Can You Tell Your EEA Staff About Their Employment Position With You in the UK?

Many of our clients have already been approached by valued but anxious EEA national employees in the UK seeking reassurance and clarity about what the Brexit vote means for them and, in this time of uncertainty, our Business Immigration team share their thoughts about issues that may potentially be facing your EEA national employees in the face … Continue Reading

Brexit – What now for HR?

What does the vote leave mean for your employees and your management? What has changed for HR ? Although no one knows all the details of what happens next, including all the people who said that they did, there is still plenty of reassurance available for many months, potentially years, into the future. Our UK Labor & Employment team set out our first … Continue Reading