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Brexit and the UK’s new immigration system update

  • 07 July 2020
  • 9.30 am - 10.30 am
  • Via Webex (details will be circulated to attendees)

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Earlier this year, the Government unveiled its plans for a new immigration system for individuals wanting to work in the UK once the Brexit transition period comes to an end on 31 December 2020. Despite the talk of an ‘Australian-style’ Points Based System, this is centered around amendments to the current PBS which has been operational since 2007.

The end of free movement means that many more UK employers will need to use the immigration system to recruit the workers they need. It is vitally important that HR teams and in-house legal are up-to-date on the proposals so they can ensure their businesses are fully prepared for this fundamental change in the employment landscape. The changes to the system will have implications for individuals of all nationalities who work in the UK. Despite the disruption the COVID-19 pandemic is causing worldwide, to-date this has not altered the Home Office’s timelines for roll-out.

This session will take stock of the current position regarding Brexit and the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as updating you on the Home Office’s plans for implementing the new system to ensure you are equipped with the knowledge you need. 

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Event speakers

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Joanna Hunt

Managing Associate

I advise on all aspects of immigration law including applications under the Points Based System, Immigration Rules, European and Human ...

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Priya Gandhi


I am an Associate in Lewis Silkin’s immigration team and I have been with the firm since 2011.

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