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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Visa extensions offered to expats in the UK

Foreign workers and students will be able to extend their UK visas until at least the end of May if they cannot leave the country because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Latest Brexit Features

Spring issue 2020 out now

Relocate Magazine Spring 2020 issue – Out now!

The Spring issue of the leading international magazine for HR, global managers and relocation professionals explores the big themes and see what 2020 has in store for mobility.
Amsterdam tech centre canal

What makes Amsterdam a tech hub to compete with London?

Amsterdam is gaining pace as a European base for relocating large companies and start-ups, and not just because of Brexit. What are the key attractions?
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.

Immigration

An image of a UK passport

Visa extensions offered to expats in the UK

Foreign workers and students will be able to extend their UK visas until at least the end of May if they cannot leave the country because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.
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

An image of a UK passport

Visa extensions offered to expats in the UK

Foreign workers and students will be able to extend their UK visas until at least the end of May if they cannot leave the country because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Latest Brexit Features

Spring issue 2020 out now

Relocate Magazine Spring 2020 issue – Out now!

The Spring issue of the leading international magazine for HR, global managers and relocation professionals explores the big themes and see what 2020 has in store for mobility.
Amsterdam tech centre canal

What makes Amsterdam a tech hub to compete with London?

Amsterdam is gaining pace as a European base for relocating large companies and start-ups, and not just because of Brexit. What are the key attractions?
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.

Immigration

An image of a UK passport

Visa extensions offered to expats in the UK

Foreign workers and students will be able to extend their UK visas until at least the end of May if they cannot leave the country because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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

An image of a UK passport

Visa extensions offered to expats in the UK

Foreign workers and students will be able to extend their UK visas until at least the end of May if they cannot leave the country because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Latest Brexit Features

Spring issue 2020 out now

Relocate Magazine Spring 2020 issue – Out now!

The Spring issue of the leading international magazine for HR, global managers and relocation professionals explores the big themes and see what 2020 has in store for mobility.
Amsterdam tech centre canal

What makes Amsterdam a tech hub to compete with London?

Amsterdam is gaining pace as a European base for relocating large companies and start-ups, and not just because of Brexit. What are the key attractions?
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.

Immigration

An image of a UK passport

Visa extensions offered to expats in the UK

Foreign workers and students will be able to extend their UK visas until at least the end of May if they cannot leave the country because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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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