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Brexit – a guide to the status of EU citizens in the UK

On 8 December 2017, the Government and the EU Commission reached an agreement on EU citizens’ rights following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.  We set out below a summary of the key points for both EU citizens and UK employers to be aware of.

Article by: Alan Kennedy | Published: 17 January 2018

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2018 predictions – a very challenging year ahead

2018 will see pay, productivity and migration top the agenda as the UK looks ahead to its exit from the European Union. In the CIPD’s annual labour market predictions, Ian Brinkley, Acting Chief Economist, anticipates a flattening of employment growth and weak pay growth as the UK continues to struggle with its productivity problem.

Article by: Ian Brinkley | Published: 6 January 2018

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The long divorce – Brexit hits another wall

Theresa May and the Conservative Party continue to push Brexit through the parliament citing the will of the people. So-called ‘Remainers’ are up in arms because, they say (amongst other things), it will make the country poorer and more isolated.

Article by: Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna | Published: 29 December 2017

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Ageing EU – the financial conundrum

Fidelity Benefits Consulting has highlighted the issue based on data from the World Bank, which shows that the number of individuals over the age of 65 across EU states will increase from 98 million in 2015 to 150 million in 2050 - an overall rise of 53 percent.

Article by: Mark Sullivan | Published: 4 October 2017

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EEA nationals beware of unconscious bias

Businesses must be careful to not discriminate against EEA nationals in the wake of the Brexit vote, not only because this could be a breach of the Equality Act, but also because this can be wholly unwarranted based on what we know so far about the post-Brexit plan for immigration.

Article by: Chris Cook | Published: 25 August 2017

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Using suppliers and labour from the EU? Prepared for Brexit?

The only thing that seems to be certain about Brexit is; on-going uncertainty. What does this mean practically for business and particularly procurement professionals, in managing continental suppliers in this uncertain and changing world? And what impact might it have if you reply on cheap labour from within the EU? Article by Nigel Ransom, 528 Advisory.

Article by: Nigel Ransom | Published: 16 August 2017

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Avoiding a Brexit bonfire of workers’ rights?

With Brexit negotiations underway, the debate about the pros and cons of employment regulation is rising sharply up the agenda. Rachel Suff, Employment Relations Adviser at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development.

Article by: Rachel Suff | Published: 20 July 2017

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Brexit Breakout – the status of your EU employees

There are estimated to be three million people in the United Kingdom whose right to live and work here currently depends on free movement. Many of these European citizens are concerned about what will happen when Britain leaves the EU in March 2019. Employers need to know what scenarios could apply and how to offer the most appropriate support. Article from Nick Goldberg, CEO UK & Ireland of Lee Hecht Harrison.

Article by: Nick Goldberg | Published: 17 July 2017

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Is there any need for a Brexit bonfire of workers’ rights?

With Brexit negotiations underway, the debate about the pros and cons of employment regulation is rising sharply up the agenda. Over the past decades, EU directives have affected workers’ rights across the UK economy. So, in our departure from the EU, what should happen to the large body of employment law that derives from Brussels? Article by Rachel Suff, Employment Adviser – CIPD.

Article by: Rachel Suff | Published: 2 July 2017

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Post-Brexit citizenship rights set out

Speaking in the House of Commons on 26th June, Theresa May announced the Government's proposals outlining how it intends to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK. By Alan Kennedy, Associate at national law firm Bond Dickinson.

Article by: Alan Kennedy | Published: 1 July 2017