Brexit: resource round-up

The right of free movement for UK nationals in the EU, and EU nationals in the UK, ended on 31 December 2020, the end of the Brexit transition period. This has implications for HR as it affects how your organisation meets its staffing needs:

  • From 1 January 2021, EU nationals entering the UK for work purposes need permission to do so. See below for guidance on the new immigration system, which came into force on 1 December 2020. The EU settlement scheme, to which EU nationals living in the UK prior to 1 January 2021 could apply for settled or pre-settled status, closed on 30 June 2021.
  • More organisations will require a sponsor licence, as sponsorship will be the main route through which employers can bring in employees from outside the UK.
  • HR teams need to make sure their right to work checks are compliant. See below for changes to right to work checking requirements from 1 July 2021.

We provide new guidance on a regular basis, and add it to the list below. Browse the list or use the "Go to section" drop-down (above) to explore.

The new immigration system

Business travel

Right to work checks

The EU settlement scheme

Changes to employment law


Data protection

European Works Councils (EWC)

Posted workers