The UK’s exit from the European Union presents major challenges for your business and your employees.
We offer a range of services designed to ensure that you are fully informed and prepared for what lies ahead. As part of our broader Immigration solutions for HR, we can help you to understand the EU Settlement Scheme and the implications of Brexit so that you can continue to lawfully employ EU nationals in the UK after the implementation period. We can also suggest strategies to maintain your British employees’ ability to work on the continent.
Our solutions for Brexit include:
- Toolkits – a FAQ document for EEA nationals which brings together all the current available information on the requirements and process for applying under the EU Settlement Scheme as well as answering common Brexit-related questions – all in a reader-friendly, concise format
- Training – in-depth analysis of the Government’s Brexit plans, delivered by our expert immigration lawyers and tailored to either an EEA national or HR audience, with lots of opportunity for you to get your questions answered
- Onsite support – we are able to visit your offices to offer one on one support to your EU employees to help them with the EU settlement scheme process, including bringing devices with us to submit applications there and then
Full details of our Immigration Solutions for HR Brexit services are in our flyer.
The countdown for the new UK immigration system 2020 and Brexit – are you ready?29 October 2020
From 1 December 2020 there will be a new immigration system in the UK. It will apply to EEA/Swiss (‘EEA’) nationals from 1 January 2021. Employers need to start preparing for these changes now, including understanding the proposed new rules, checking recruitment plans and budgets, obtaining or reviewing a sponsor licence and assisting staff with applications under the EU Settlement Scheme.
UK immigration strategies for EEA business travellers and workers from 202127 August 2020
EEA nationals and their employers are now turning their minds towards how frequent business/work travellers and cross-border commuters can continue to come to the UK from 2021. For some, the best solution may be offered by the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), but there are also other options to consider.
Home Office issues communications to sponsors about licence renewals13 August 2020
The Home Office has now started to make early contact with sponsors whose licences are due to expire up until the end of the year. These sponsors will be able to apply to renew their licences earlier than the usual maximum 90 days before expiry.
Home Office provides consolidated details of new immigration system15 July 2020
On 13 July 2020 the Home Office published a more detailed policy statement on the changes to the UK immigration system due to come into effect from 1 January 2021, including its re-design of Points-Based immigration routes.
Brexit and the UK’s New Immigration System13 July 2020
In our recent webinar on 7 July 2020, we discussed the current position regarding Brexit and the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as the Home Office’s plans for implementing the new system. Our webinar generated a wide-ranging set of questions from attendees, which we have collated and answered as a set of Q&As.
Immigration bill barring EU nationals accused of hypocrisy: Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for HR Magazine22 May 2020
In this article for HR Magazine, Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments on how the government’s immigration bill can be seen as hypocritical for its proposal to end ‘unskilled’ immigration in December, ignoring the fact that many low-earning key workers are EU nationals.
MAC launches six-week call for evidence on shortage occupations18 May 2020
Employers have until 24 June 2020 to provide their views on what occupations should be on the shortage occupation lists for UK sponsored skilled migration from 1 January 2021.
Government plans to go ahead with reformed points-based immigration system despite COVID-1917 April 2020
On 9 April 2020 the Home Office released an update for employers on the new points-based immigration system due to take effect from January 2021. Despite the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Home Office still intends to go ahead with the new immigration system within the time-frame outlined in their policy statement released on 19 February 2020.