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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

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Business confidence strong, job vacancies soaring

Despite June marking another year since the Brexit vote, businesses across the UK have remained confident in their hiring efforts over the last 12 months, with job vacancies rising by 11.6 percent in Q2 2018. That’s according to the latest job market data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 24 July 2018

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EU temps needed to keep key industries going post-Brexit

British firms could come unstuck in key sectors like food supply if the government does not allow employers to continue to access temporary and seasonal workers from the European Union (EU) after Brexit. Launching the report, REC chief executive Neil Carberry says: “With employment at record highs, firms are already struggling to fill vacancies.

Contributor: Neil Carberry | Published: 15 July 2018

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Brexit chaos more nerve-wracking than the World Cup

'We’d rather watch England take penalties in the World Cup final than see the final round of Brexit negotiations so disunified'. Supporters of a soft Brexit cheered on Theresa May’s victory over Hard Brexiteers; only to see an own goal by Brexit Secretary David Davis followed by an opportunist move by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, potentially reverse an excellent result.

Contributor: David Jinks | Published: 12 July 2018

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Apprehension about Brexit amongst business community is growing

More than a third of business travellers feel uncertain about Britain leaving the EU. An overwhelming 92 percent of respondents have worries about business travel after Brexit. Completing visa applications ahead of travel is the biggest concern for the business community, increasing by 15 percent since May 2016.

Contributor: Gino Ravaioli | Published: 1 June 2018

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Brexit impact dominating recruitment strategies

Nearly all HR managers and recruiters say Brexit is impacting hiring strategies, as UK becomes less attractive to international talent. 44 percent of HR and recruitment professionals think the UK is less attractive to EU27 candidates. One third (35 percent) of recruiters have seen a decrease in hiring from France and Germany since the start of 2018.

Contributor: Jon Addison | Published: 1 May 2018