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  • Post-Brexit recruitment realities

    Date:
    29 September 2020

    The new post-Brexit immigration system comes into force in January 2021, but employers need to start making plans now to ensure they are able to access the talent they need. Nick Martindale reports.

  • New immigration guidelines: What do employers need to know?

    Date:
    17 August 2020

    While Brexit preparations might still seem a distant set of priorities for some organisations, last month the government issued more detailed guidance on how the new points-based immigration framework would operate from the start of 2021. Claire Nilson and Hodon Anastasi outline the main points.

  • Rethinking recruitment following Brexit

    Date:
    17 July 2020

    The change to immigration rules will mean organisations have to rethink some of their recruitment processes. Nick Martindale runs through some of the areas that employers need to be aware of.

  • 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.

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