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

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Spending review: business backs infrastructure plan

Business leaders have broadly welcomed the year-long Spending Review announced by the UK government on Wednesday, particularly a renewed emphasis - and more spending - on infrastructure projects.

Latest Brexit Features

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Beyond Brexit: What’s next for dispute resolution?

With the end of the Brexit transition period coming up fast, question marks still remain over many areas, including how UK and European law will interact in future.
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New UK immigration rules for students

On 10 September 2020 the Home Office published new Immigration Rules for students. The rules provide the first glimpse of the new points-based immigration system (PBIS) and highlight what some of its implications will be, not only for students, but also for employers and workers.
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What global mobility’s immigration experts think

We asked immigration experts across the global mobility sector for their views on whether Brexit Britain was pro-immigration and what this means for business.

Immigration

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Soaring number of UK tech visa applications

Despite global travel restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, applications for the Global Talent visa in the UK's thriving tech sector have jumped by 48 per cent over the past year.

UK Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is an independent, non-statutory, non-time limited, non-departmental public body that advises the government on migration issues. Read more

MAC is an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Home Office, responsible for providing transparent, independent and evidence-based advice to the government on migration issues. These issues include: the impacts of immigration, the limits on immigration under the points based system, and skills shortages within occupations.

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Migration Advisory Committee Report January 2020

UK should keep migrant salary threshold, says report

The UK government's Migration Advisory Committee recommended retention of the controversial minimum salary threshold when it published its recommendations for a post-Brexit immigration system on Tuesday.
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Mixed reaction to UK migration proposals

Business leaders have given a "curate's egg" reception - some parts good, some bad - to the Migration Advisory Committee's recommendations for a post-Brexit immigration system.
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Professionals concerned about migration plans

Lawyers and other immigration professionals have expressed reservations over recommendations from the government-appointed Migration Advisory Committee for a post-Brexit immigration system for the UK.

Latest Brexit News

David-Sapsted-251120

Spending review: business backs infrastructure plan

Business leaders have broadly welcomed the year-long Spending Review announced by the UK government on Wednesday, particularly a renewed emphasis - and more spending - on infrastructure projects.

Latest Brexit Features

Istock-201020

Beyond Brexit: What’s next for dispute resolution?

With the end of the Brexit transition period coming up fast, question marks still remain over many areas, including how UK and European law will interact in future.
Students-Employers-011020

New UK immigration rules for students

On 10 September 2020 the Home Office published new Immigration Rules for students. The rules provide the first glimpse of the new points-based immigration system (PBIS) and highlight what some of its implications will be, not only for students, but also for employers and workers.
An illustration of a brain and a lightbulb

What global mobility’s immigration experts think

We asked immigration experts across the global mobility sector for their views on whether Brexit Britain was pro-immigration and what this means for business.

Immigration

David-Sapsted-201120a

Soaring number of UK tech visa applications

Despite global travel restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, applications for the Global Talent visa in the UK's thriving tech sector have jumped by 48 per cent over the past year.

UK Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is an independent, non-statutory, non-time limited, non-departmental public body that advises the government on migration issues. Read more

MAC is an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Home Office, responsible for providing transparent, independent and evidence-based advice to the government on migration issues. These issues include: the impacts of immigration, the limits on immigration under the points based system, and skills shortages within occupations.

Read less
Migration Advisory Committee Report January 2020

UK should keep migrant salary threshold, says report

The UK government's Migration Advisory Committee recommended retention of the controversial minimum salary threshold when it published its recommendations for a post-Brexit immigration system on Tuesday.
Union Jack flag with a Heathrow Airport immigration official stamp superimposed upon it

Mixed reaction to UK migration proposals

Business leaders have given a "curate's egg" reception - some parts good, some bad - to the Migration Advisory Committee's recommendations for a post-Brexit immigration system.
Visa approved image

Professionals concerned about migration plans

Lawyers and other immigration professionals have expressed reservations over recommendations from the government-appointed Migration Advisory Committee for a post-Brexit immigration system for the UK.

Latest Brexit News

David-Sapsted-251120

Spending review: business backs infrastructure plan

Business leaders have broadly welcomed the year-long Spending Review announced by the UK government on Wednesday, particularly a renewed emphasis - and more spending - on infrastructure projects.

Latest Brexit Features

Istock-201020

Beyond Brexit: What’s next for dispute resolution?

With the end of the Brexit transition period coming up fast, question marks still remain over many areas, including how UK and European law will interact in future.
Students-Employers-011020

New UK immigration rules for students

On 10 September 2020 the Home Office published new Immigration Rules for students. The rules provide the first glimpse of the new points-based immigration system (PBIS) and highlight what some of its implications will be, not only for students, but also for employers and workers.
An illustration of a brain and a lightbulb

What global mobility’s immigration experts think

We asked immigration experts across the global mobility sector for their views on whether Brexit Britain was pro-immigration and what this means for business.

Immigration

David-Sapsted-201120a

Soaring number of UK tech visa applications

Despite global travel restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, applications for the Global Talent visa in the UK's thriving tech sector have jumped by 48 per cent over the past year.

UK Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is an independent, non-statutory, non-time limited, non-departmental public body that advises the government on migration issues. Read more

MAC is an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Home Office, responsible for providing transparent, independent and evidence-based advice to the government on migration issues. These issues include: the impacts of immigration, the limits on immigration under the points based system, and skills shortages within occupations.

Read less
Migration Advisory Committee Report January 2020

UK should keep migrant salary threshold, says report

The UK government's Migration Advisory Committee recommended retention of the controversial minimum salary threshold when it published its recommendations for a post-Brexit immigration system on Tuesday.
Union Jack flag with a Heathrow Airport immigration official stamp superimposed upon it

Mixed reaction to UK migration proposals

Business leaders have given a "curate's egg" reception - some parts good, some bad - to the Migration Advisory Committee's recommendations for a post-Brexit immigration system.
Visa approved image

Professionals concerned about migration plans

Lawyers and other immigration professionals have expressed reservations over recommendations from the government-appointed Migration Advisory Committee for a post-Brexit immigration system for the UK.
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