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No deal Brexit: passports with less than six months won’t be accepted

If left until the last minute, there could be long delays in processing applications as large numbers of people look to renew their passports in the event of a no deal on Brexit. Companies with overseas workers in the EU would be wise to act now.

Contributor: Sarah Dennis | Published: 16 February 2019

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Brexit gloom defied as asset finance doubles

Lending to gyms almost doubled in 2017, posting a 96 percent increase on 2016 levels, before increasing by a further 16 percent last year. Meanwhile lending to the manufacturing industry has risen consistently in the last few years, rising by 23 percent from 2016 to 2017, and then by a further 20 percent from 2017 to 2018. 

Contributor: Daniel Bailey | Published: 13 February 2019

Brussels prepares to welcome talent post Brexit

London is currently the most attractive city for international talent, while Brussels is ranked in 18th place. Brussels is popular mainly among international talent that wants to make more money. Those with higher educations also choose this city relatively more often.

Contributor: Geert-Jan Waasdorp | Published: 28 January 2019

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UK salaries to remain static as businesses brace for Brexit

“Our advice to businesses facing candidate shortages is to be flexible and consider hiring professionals with transferrable skills. Companies should consider taking on candidates who are ambitious and fast learners, even if they are not an exact fit for the job description.

Contributor: Chris Hickey | Published: 26 January 2019

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Brexit Planner and vegan chef are top emerging job roles

Live vacancy data reveals job roles that 2018’s top emerging job roles with Blockchain Developer and Brexit Planner revealed as some of the most in-demand additions. New job titles also added to the list include Driverless Car Salesman and Vegan Chef.

Contributor: Andrew Hunter | Published: 3 January 2019

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Immigration white paper won’t help skills shortage if there’s no deal Brexit

While a no deal would mean no transitional period for EU workers to transfer to pre-settled status. It would also result in a likelihood that companies would immediately be required to hold a sponsor licence, which can take up to four months to secure and thereafter issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to their employees.

Contributor: Karendeep Kaur | Published: 31 December 2018

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Recruiters must act now to limit Brexit damage

With Brexit and its potential impact on Freedom of Movement just one of the hurdles agencies face in 2019, Engage Technology Partners, has called on recruiters to streamline their compliance checking and record keeping as a matter of urgency.

Contributor: Ben Wardleworth | Published: 13 December 2018

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Skills crisis heightens as Brexit confusion bites

Businesses are struggling to access the skills they need to thrive, with 39% of hiring managers finding that uncertainty around Brexit has directly impacted access to talent. The survey also revealed that a further 25% of respondents anticipate that the UK’s exit from the union will have a negative impact on skills availability in the near future.

Contributor: Simon Blockley | Published: 11 December 2018

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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