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Key differences between UK and Irish employment law

Some UK businesses may decide to establish or expand their footprint in Ireland post Brexit. If you intend to take that step it is worth noting the key differences in employment law. Since the announcement that the UK were going to "Brexit" from the EU there have been ongoing discussions as to the possible impact that this might have on their closest neighbours, Ireland.

Article by: Sinead Morgan | Published: 5 August 2018

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EU Tech industry – a local talent vacuum

As Brexit looms, it seems that the UK is not the only country whose tech industry may be facing a local talent vacuum, with CEO’s Europe-wide struggling to locate the development expertise they need locally, or even domestically, according to a new report commissioned by digital recruitment specialists Global {M}.

Article by: Nick Waller | Published: 3 July 2018

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Skills gaps and Brexit – UK business in crisis

As the UK continues to navigate a period of uncertainty ahead of Brexit, new research published today by the City & Guilds Group and Emsi reveals that nine in 10 employers already struggle to recruit the skilled staff they need. With most industries expected to grow between now and 2024, a significant number of skilled workers will be needed to meet demand.

Article by: Andy Durman | Published: 17 June 2018

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Brexit – urgently need to boost lower level skills training

The government urgently needs to step up its response to addressing lower level skills gaps in the economy with Brexit less than a year away. Calls to DfE ministers are to; use their spending review proposals and the post 18 education review specifically to: provide greater support for Level 2 (L2) skills provision to bolster the economy, workforce productivity and social mobility.

Article by: Mark Dawe | Published: 15 June 2018

Brexit haven? The pros and cons of businesses locating to Dublin

The country boasts some of the highest education rates in Europe and the city itself is home to a young, cosmopolitan and highly qualified population, willing to work for wages well below London rates. Enter JPMorgan, Facebook and Google, which are just a few of the numerous companies confirmed to be doubling down on already-significant operations in Dublin. CONTRIBUTOR Dan Chester, Managing Director -

Article by: Dan Chester | Published: 8 June 2018

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Brexit – the latest position on EU workers’ rights

Latest position on future status of EU nationals - EU citizens who arrive in the UK before 29 March 2019 - On 8 December 2017, the UK Government reached an agreement with Europe on EU citizens’ rights, which related specifically to EU nationals who arrive (or who are already) in the UK prior to the Brexit date (ie 29 March 2019).

Article by: Alan Kennedy | Published: 24 April 2018

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Article 50 one year on

Investors have actually enjoyed some pretty healthy returns from the stock market since the EU referendum, despite the political upheaval it has caused. The major factor affecting UK investors has been a falling pound, which has boosted the performance of overseas investments in particular. It has also helped the UK stock market too, seeing as Footsie companies earn a large chunk of their revenues from international operations.

Article by: Laith Khalaf | Published: 3 April 2018

Are you ready for love? | Print – Issue 161 | Article of the Week

As we forge into 2018, we have yet to see whether exit from the EU will have a detrimental effect on M&A activity. Moreover, will the relative value of the pound make Britain’s prized assets more attractive to overseas companies? It may not be as simple as this but, nevertheless, Boards will need to have the right resources and understanding in place to prepare them for action at a moment's notice.

Article by: Oliver Parry | Published: 21 March 2018

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How will Brexit, skills shortages and AI impact the HR community?

Last year was tantamount to the perfect political storm for HR professionals – A general election where jobs were high on the agenda (and with an outcome that was unexpected, at least by those in power at the time) and ongoing Brexit negotiations that will ultimately shape the medium to long-term outlook for the employment market and its regulation in this country.

Article by: Kirsty Groves | Published: 27 February 2018

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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