How to prepare for Brexit
Author: Louise Haycock, Fragomen
Updating author: Tom Marsom, Fragomen
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- Understand the current right of free movement for EEA nationals under the Free Movement Directive.
- Keep up to date with proposals made during the Brexit negotiations.
- Carry out an audit of the workforce to establish which employees are EEA nationals in the UK or British nationals in the EEA.
- Use employee data to assess the potential impact of Brexit on the workforce.
- Identify potential skills gaps and labour shortages and plan how to address these.
- Communicate with the workforce on the potential impact of Brexit and support available to employees.
- Understand the options for EEA workers to obtain evidence of their immigration status in the UK.
- Consider providing assistance with applications for permanent residence cards and/or naturalisation.
- Review policies and documents to identify those that may need to be amended as a result of Brexit.
- Prepare for HR involvement in strategic decisions on relocation.
- Consider whether or not to take part in lobbying on post-Brexit immigration and free movement policy.