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  • The new immigration system for the UK

    Date:
    30 June 2020

    The Brexit transition period is due to end on 31 December 2020, with no indication that this will be extended in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. European nationals who arrive in the UK from 1 January 2021 will require immigration permission to work here.

  • Acting now to obtain a sponsor licence will avoid recruitment delays from 2021

    Date:
    23 June 2020

    As the end of the Brexit transition period approaches, organisations that rely on European staff may need to start the process for obtaining sponsor licences. HR teams that take action now will ensure they have everything in place to continue recruiting from overseas from 2021.

  • Brexit: Employers get last chance to identify shortage occupations

    Date:
    15 June 2020

    As a consultation exercise on the government's points-based immigration systems comes to an end, employers have a final opportunity to influence the roles that will be on the list of those given more favourable treatment when the Brexit transition period ends.

  • Why HR needs to start thinking about Brexit again

    Date:
    28 May 2020

    Until recently, Brexit dominated the news, but it has been off the agenda for many of us during the coronavirus pandemic. However, Brexit has not gone away and it will mean changes to the way we work. HR has a crucial role to play in planning for the impact of Brexit. We set out the key areas to think about now.

  • Points-based immigration: five things employers can do now

    Date:
    20 February 2020

    Employers have been advised not to panic in reaction to the newly published details on the proposed points-based immigration system that will take effect from 1 January 2021. Jo Faragher reports.

  • 2020 employment law: Eight action points for HR

    Date:
    9 January 2020

    The new year begins with a new government, the prospect of Brexit and a number of employment law developments already on the horizon. What does HR need to do to meet its obligations and prepare for the year ahead?

  • Employment rights: What might the new majority Conservative Government have planned?

    Date:
    17 December 2019

    Following the December 2019 general election, consultant editor Darren Newman examines the new majority Conservative Government's potential employment law plans.

  • Brexit: How will UK employment law change?

    Date:
    4 October 2019

    With the UK currently scheduled to leave the EU on 31 October, consultant editor Darren Newman looks at how EU law and European Court of Justice decisions will continue to shape UK employment law after Brexit.

  • EU settled status: how employers can help their European staff

    Date:
    20 June 2019

    Last week Personnel Today ran an opinion piece which criticised the EU Settlement Scheme, the process that EU, EEA or Swiss citizens need to follow to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021. In response, immigration minister Caroline Nokes explains what the Home Office is doing to make the scheme run as smoothly as possible for individuals and employers.

  • EU settled status scheme looks far from settled

    Date:
    12 June 2019

    The EU settled status scheme is facing an uncertain future after strong criticism by MPs, the uncertainty over the political leadership of the UK and Brexit policy. Immigration expert Chetal Patel finds that despite the instability, businesses are left with little choice but to plan on the basis that the scheme is here to stay.

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