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Ending free movement of labour – potential major workforce shortage

Ending the free movement of labour from Europe could create a major shortage of workers, especially in South-East England, according to a new study on the impact of Brexit. Researchers also found existing employment rights are likely to remain “more or less intact” after Brexit.

Contributor: Jimmy Donaghey | Published: 30 November 2018

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Firms lacking the skills needed to navigate Brexit

Third of UK managers say that their organisation has considered automating elements of their business in order to tackle skills shortages that might come about because of Brexit. This number rises to 44% in London, according to the Adecco Group UK and Ireland’s ‘Brexit: retaining talent through change’ report.

Contributor: Alex Fleming | Published: 28 November 2018

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Brexit beauties and Brexit beasts

If you look at the performance of the headline FTSE 100 index over the last couple of days, you could be forgiven for thinking it was a relatively quiet end to the trading week. The modest movement of the index as a whole masks some big price swings within it though.

Contributor: Laith Khalaf | Published: 22 November 2018

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What Brexit deal now means to business

Dr Tony Syme, expert in macroeconomics and international finance comments on Teresa May’s Brexit plan, the reaction to it and how that could impact on the business world. “The pro-remain May has led a government to negotiate an exit from the EU.  It was a grave error to assume that a ‘remainer’ would be sufficiently motivated to deliver a ‘leave’ result.

Contributor: Tony Syme | Published: 17 November 2018

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Brexit crisis deepens despite PM’s stoic resilience

As Theresa May addressed MP’s about her draft Brexit agreement, there were few plaudits to the plan, as a heavy dark cloud sat over Number 10. After months of negotiations, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a draft plan for Brexit that has been signed off by Europe and agreed by her Cabinet.

Contributor: Paul Holcroft | Published: 15 November 2018

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Britain’s biggest employers must hire now for Brexit

This week we have seen Theresa May head to Europe to dine with EU leaders, following a long summer spent attempting to win over world leaders. Her efforts at schmoozing her political opponents and allies have had mixed results - much like the reception to her dancing prowess.

Contributor: Jo Sellick | Published: 24 September 2018

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Two years on, ‘What is Brexit?’ googled an average of 6,800 times a month

Whilst Brexit, the impending withdrawal of the UK from the EU, was supported by a majority of British voters at the 23rd of June 2016 referendum, it’s likely to have a significant impact on employment and HR. Organisations and policymakers are looking to find answers to all Brexit-related questions.

Contributor: Chieu Cao | Published: 31 August 2018

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Government plans for no deal Brexit

Government published its first collection of technical notices to inform industry and public sector bodies on what could happen if Britain leaves the EU next March without an agreement. “There is more work to be done but identifying every medicine and where there may be vulnerabilities is a critical first step."

Contributor: Niall Dickson | Published: 27 August 2018

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UK Government and businesses intensify focus on planning for no-deal Brexit

Detail of technical notices published today makes clear that avoiding much of the potentially significant disruption of a no deal outcome will require good faith, cooperation and pragmatism from both sides. "Today, the UK Government has stepped up its engagement with stakeholders and the wider public with the publication of 25 technical notices on its preparations for a 'no deal' Brexit. "

Contributor: Charles Brasted | Published: 26 August 2018

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One in three UK businesses don’t understand Brexit

A study by Blacks Solicitors, has found business leaders in the UK don’t feel confident in communicating the forthcoming changes to employees’ rights during Brexit. A quarter (23 percent) revealed they feel underprepared, and a further 61 percent say they are worried about leaving the EU.

Contributor: Louis MacWilliam | Published: 8 August 2018