The UK left the EU at 11pm (UK time) on 31 January 2020. The EU Parliament officially approved the terms of the revised deal negotiated by the Johnson Government, and the UK Parliament has finally passed the legislation needed to implement it in the UK. This provides more certainty for UK businesses, although trade talks will now need to decide the shape of the ongoing future relationship between the UK and the EU.
We have updated these pages to summarise, across our services, some of the impacts and actions to take in relation to the UK’s departure from the EU. We are reviewing these pages regularly, so do come back here to check out the latest, as it applies to you, on the UK’s journey until final implementation.
Go to our service area pages on the right of this page for more information.
New Immigration Act becomes law12 November 2020
The Act provides the legislative basis for ending EU free movement arrangements in the UK after the end of the transition period, and for recognising the immigration status of Irish citizens in the UK.
Terminating contracts: breaking up is never easy...12 February 2020
The UK has now left the EU. However, the precise terms of our departure are as yet unclear. In the face of uncertainty, prudent businesses are assessing contracts, their cost base and their exposure to currency fluctuations. As part of such a review, the well-prepared need to develop exit strategies where arrangements have become, or will become, unprofitable.
Brexit – the prospective changes in company law for private and overseas companies05 February 2020
This article is to update you on, and explain the expected timing as to, the changes in company law for private and overseas companies to be brought about by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. In practice, only companies with a connection to the EEA will be impacted and the action points for them will be fairly minimal.
Brexit: What will happen on 1 February 2020? Andrew Osborne comments for Personnel Today17 January 2020
Andrew Osborne comments for Personnel Today in an article discussing the EU Settlement Scheme.
What is to come for employment law (under a Conservative government)?13 December 2019
The general election has produced a decisive Conservative win with Boris Johnson as Prime minister – what will this mean for employment law?
Does Brexit mean Brexit? The 2019 Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democratic manifestos28 November 2019
Brexit deal – implications for employment law and workers’ rights21 October 2019
Boris Johnson is currently trying to get his Brexit deal through the UK Parliament. If he succeeds, what are the key implications for UK employment law and workers’ rights?
Brexit: where are we now on immigration?21 October 2019
With uncertainty continuing over the Brexit process and how events in Parliament and the Courts may unfold over the coming days, we have taken the opportunity to provide a summary of the immigration implications of a deal and no-deal Brexit, as well as some action points for employers and individuals.