Brexit

In a referendum held on 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Britain’s exit from the EU (widely referred to as ‘Brexit’) will have profound economic and political implications for countries and businesses around the world. Read more

Brexit is fraught with uncertainties, particularly for multinational companies needing to move talent across borders. No nation state has ever before left the EU, so there is no precedent to follow.

Will the UK negotiate a deal to remain within the single market, which allows the free movement of goods, services, money and people across EU member states? What will happen to UK citizens working in the EU, and to EU citizens working in the UK, if it does not? Will there be changes to the UK’s policy on immigration from the rest of the world? How will international assignments, global relocations, and the mobility industry be affected?

Britain’s EU exit, though it will bring challenges for businesses, will also bring opportunities. This section provides up-to-the-minute news and expert comment on Brexit, plus practical advice and resources on all aspects of global mobility and relocation, to help you support your employees and keep your organisation on track for success. Topics include Brexit’s implications for the mobility industry, business, enterprise and inward investment, commercial and residential property, and education, both UK and international.

For detailed coverage of individual topics, see our Commercial Property, Residential Property, Corporate Finance, Enterprise, Immigration, International Assignments, Mobility Industry, and Education & Schools sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that provide international assignment and relocation services, see our Directory . Keep informed by subscribing to our newsletters and other publications.

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Latest Brexit News

Germany flat in Berlin

Prominent Germans issue 'stay with us' plea to UK

High profile German's including business leaders, celebrities and politicians, including Angela Merkel's likely heir, sign a letter to Britons making a plea to avoid Brexit and remain in the European Union.

Latest Brexit Features

Crown World Mobility Lisa Johnson

Get ready for 2019 with a Crown-sponsored ERC webinar

The ERC webinar, hosted by Lisa Johnson at Crown World Mobility, will provide insights for Global Mobility professionals to consider as they prepare for 2019.

Expatriates in France and Italy could cash in on Brexit

Europe's governments are offering tax breaks to attract high-paid banking and other professionals from London to Europe's financial centres as Brexit day nears.
Crown World Mobility: It’s time to ask: How does Europe feel about Brexit?

Crown World Mobility asked: How does Europe feel about Brexit?

Brexit has dominated headlines in the UK ever since June 2016 when the country voted to leave the European Union, but it's not just the UK that will be affected. Crown World Mobility polled over 3500 professionals to find out how European professionals feel about Brexit.

Immigration

Bridge in Switzerland

Immigration update: Switzerland negotiate terms with the U.K. to safeguard citizens’ rights

On December 19, 2018, the Federal Council of Switzerland approved an agreement with the U.K. on the rights of citizens after Brexit. This contract benefits Swiss and British nationals who have acquired rights in Switzerland or the U.K., based on the Free Movement of Persons Agreement (e.g. residence rights).

Latest Brexit News

Germany flat in Berlin

Prominent Germans issue 'stay with us' plea to UK

High profile German's including business leaders, celebrities and politicians, including Angela Merkel's likely heir, sign a letter to Britons making a plea to avoid Brexit and remain in the European Union.

Latest Brexit Features

Artists impression of Brexit

Creative energy in Paris

In November the Relocate Global team attended the 12 Heures de L’International in Paris. This French speaking conference brought together HR and global mobility professionals, reward and benefits specialists, managers of international projects and a host of suppliers and consultants. Fiona Murchie describes how Relocate Global used art and conversation to capture the mood of international businesses.
Crown World Mobility Lisa Johnson

Get ready for 2019 with a Crown-sponsored ERC webinar

The ERC webinar, hosted by Lisa Johnson at Crown World Mobility, will provide insights for Global Mobility professionals to consider as they prepare for 2019.

Expatriates in France and Italy could cash in on Brexit

Europe's governments are offering tax breaks to attract high-paid banking and other professionals from London to Europe's financial centres as Brexit day nears.

Immigration

Bridge in Switzerland

Immigration update: Switzerland negotiate terms with the U.K. to safeguard citizens’ rights

On December 19, 2018, the Federal Council of Switzerland approved an agreement with the U.K. on the rights of citizens after Brexit. This contract benefits Swiss and British nationals who have acquired rights in Switzerland or the U.K., based on the Free Movement of Persons Agreement (e.g. residence rights).

Latest Brexit News

Germany flat in Berlin

Prominent Germans issue 'stay with us' plea to UK

High profile German's including business leaders, celebrities and politicians, including Angela Merkel's likely heir, sign a letter to Britons making a plea to avoid Brexit and remain in the European Union.

Latest Brexit Features

Artists impression of Brexit

Creative energy in Paris

In November the Relocate Global team attended the 12 Heures de L’International in Paris. This French speaking conference brought together HR and global mobility professionals, reward and benefits specialists, managers of international projects and a host of suppliers and consultants. Fiona Murchie describes how Relocate Global used art and conversation to capture the mood of international businesses.
Crown World Mobility Lisa Johnson

Get ready for 2019 with a Crown-sponsored ERC webinar

The ERC webinar, hosted by Lisa Johnson at Crown World Mobility, will provide insights for Global Mobility professionals to consider as they prepare for 2019.

Expatriates in France and Italy could cash in on Brexit

Europe's governments are offering tax breaks to attract high-paid banking and other professionals from London to Europe's financial centres as Brexit day nears.

Immigration

Bridge in Switzerland

Immigration update: Switzerland negotiate terms with the U.K. to safeguard citizens’ rights

On December 19, 2018, the Federal Council of Switzerland approved an agreement with the U.K. on the rights of citizens after Brexit. This contract benefits Swiss and British nationals who have acquired rights in Switzerland or the U.K., based on the Free Movement of Persons Agreement (e.g. residence rights).
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