Creating or maintaining an EU base
Even though a last minute trade deal was struck between the UK and the EU, Brexit raises many resourcing issues.
Organisations may be considering setting up an EU base to mitigate the effect of Brexit, particularly in Ireland, though there are numerous employment, immigration and reward issues employers need to be aware of when establishing a presence in a new country. Additionally, any business travel to the EU, whether for short visits or longer secondments, will now be subject to new immigration requirements, and there are employment, tax and social security implications of relocating employees between the UK and EU member states.
How Brexit affects UK immigration to Ireland31 December 2020
As of 1 January 2021, British nationals visiting or working in the European Economic Area (EEA) will be restricted. With Schengen rules being introduced for visitors and work visas being required elsewhere in the EEA, we consider what the end of free movement looks like for British nationals looking to visit or work in Ireland and some further updates to Ireland’s immigration and work permit schemes.
What the trade deal with the EU means for immigration29 December 2020
With the end of the Brexit implementation period comes the end of free movement of persons. This is the case irrespective of the fact that the UK has secured a trade deal with the EU.
Requirements for British nationals working in the EEA from 1 January 202110 December 2020
The UK will leave the EU on 1 January 2021 ending free movement of EU nationals. British citizens’ rights to live and work in EU countries will also be restricted.
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