11th January 2018
Last month, a joint report from the negotiators of the European Union and the UK government was published, describing progress made during phase 1 of the Brexit negotiations. While significant progress has been made on EU citizens' rights, the parties stressed that "nothing is agreed until everything is agreed". The headline points for UK employers are:
While EU nationals you employ before 29 March 2019 can continue working with you, there are still many unknowns, including the immigration system that will be in place for EU nationals after 29 March 2021. You should plan for any staff and skills gaps that you are likely to experience after this date, should you not be able to easily employ EU nationals. With no indication yet of what requirements EU nationals will be subject to post Brexit, and what entitlements they will have, there is a risk that EU nationals could be reluctant to take employment in the UK.
If you have any queries regarding the joint report or the above, please contact us.
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