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.

Read less

Latest Brexit News

Map of the Middle East and Africa

Most UK firms 'looking abroad for tech talent'

The shortage of indigenous digital skills in the UK has become so acute that four-fifths of UK businesses in a new survey say they will need to recruit overseas talent in the coming 12 months.

Latest Brexit Features

winter-issue-2021-asia-relations

Cementing relations with the Asia-Pacific region at the heart of UK trade growth

'Go West, young man' used to be the exhortation. Fast forward a couple of centuries and the priority these days appears to be 'Look East, mature democracies', as youthful Asian economies begin to flex their muscles once more. David Sapsted explores UK trade deal potential in the Asia-Pacific region.
EU-post-Brexit-0121

UK nationals working in the EU or making business trips there now the transition period has ended

The U.K. left the European Union (EU) on January 31, 2020 under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, an agreement struck by London and Brussels in October 2019.
Fox-Williams-Brexit-piece1

Introduction of the new Points Based System brings with it questions regarding business visits to the UK

The end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 and the introduction of the new Points Based System brings with it questions regarding business visits to the UK.

Immigration

David-Sapsted-100521

Ease travel restrictions, urge businesses

Trade groups in the UK have expressed concerns that the government's 'traffic lights' system, which allows unrestricted journeys to and from countries deemed to be safe from Covid-19, is too narrow to allow essential business travel.

Latest Brexit News

View of London near Liverpool Street

PwC confident of EU financial services deal

The European Union will eventually agree a post-Brexit deal with the UK over financial services because the bloc "needs London", according to one of the 'Big Four' multinational professional services firms.

Latest Brexit Features

winter-issue-2021-asia-relations

Cementing relations with the Asia-Pacific region at the heart of UK trade growth

'Go West, young man' used to be the exhortation. Fast forward a couple of centuries and the priority these days appears to be 'Look East, mature democracies', as youthful Asian economies begin to flex their muscles once more. David Sapsted explores UK trade deal potential in the Asia-Pacific region.
EU-post-Brexit-0121

UK nationals working in the EU or making business trips there now the transition period has ended

The U.K. left the European Union (EU) on January 31, 2020 under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, an agreement struck by London and Brussels in October 2019.
Fox-Williams-Brexit-piece1

Introduction of the new Points Based System brings with it questions regarding business visits to the UK

The end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 and the introduction of the new Points Based System brings with it questions regarding business visits to the UK.

Immigration

David-Sapsted-100521

Ease travel restrictions, urge businesses

Trade groups in the UK have expressed concerns that the government's 'traffic lights' system, which allows unrestricted journeys to and from countries deemed to be safe from Covid-19, is too narrow to allow essential business travel.

Latest Brexit News

cambridge university

Vaccine success boosts appeal of UK universities

The UK's successful rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine has made British universities more appealing to overseas students than those in the US, Canada, Australia and Germany, according to a global survey.

Latest Brexit Features

winter-issue-2021-asia-relations

Cementing relations with the Asia-Pacific region at the heart of UK trade growth

'Go West, young man' used to be the exhortation. Fast forward a couple of centuries and the priority these days appears to be 'Look East, mature democracies', as youthful Asian economies begin to flex their muscles once more. David Sapsted explores UK trade deal potential in the Asia-Pacific region.
EU-post-Brexit-0121

UK nationals working in the EU or making business trips there now the transition period has ended

The U.K. left the European Union (EU) on January 31, 2020 under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, an agreement struck by London and Brussels in October 2019.
Fox-Williams-Brexit-piece1

Introduction of the new Points Based System brings with it questions regarding business visits to the UK

The end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020 and the introduction of the new Points Based System brings with it questions regarding business visits to the UK.

Immigration

David-Sapsted-100521

Ease travel restrictions, urge businesses

Trade groups in the UK have expressed concerns that the government's 'traffic lights' system, which allows unrestricted journeys to and from countries deemed to be safe from Covid-19, is too narrow to allow essential business travel.
Sue-Shortland-womens-day-MMUSue-Shortland-womens-day-MMU
Awards-2021-shortlisted-MMUAwards-2021-shortlisted-MMU
GIESF-mmu-image-replay-eventGIESF-mmu-image-replay-event
Innovation-supplement-MMU-2021Innovation-supplement-MMU-2021
Register now to receive regular email updates & Relocate MagazineRegister now to receive regular email updates & Relocate Magazine