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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UK companies 'struggling with post-Brexit plans'

Too few UK companies have made preparations for a business model on how they will continue to trade with Europe after the Brexit transition period ends on December 31, according to a new survey.

Latest Brexit Features

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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.
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What's the deal? US presidential elections and UK-US trade.

If there was one thing the US-UK talks over a post-Brexit trade deal did not need, then it was a presidential election on November 3 – an event that looks destined to muddy the already-murky waters swirling around the transatlantic negotiations.
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Is Brexit Britain pro-immigration and what does it mean for business?

How have British feelings about immigration changed in the past four years, since the Brexit referendum - and where does the UK go from here?

Immigration

Think Global People Autumn 2020 issue out now

Think Global People Autumn 2020 issue – out now!

Introducing Think Global People, a new perspective on global leadership, talent mobility and education for life. We’ve got our finger on the pulse. Make sure you are ahead of the game.

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

UK globe, EU globe and world globe

UK companies 'struggling with post-Brexit plans'

Too few UK companies have made preparations for a business model on how they will continue to trade with Europe after the Brexit transition period ends on December 31, according to a new survey.

Latest Brexit Features

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.
Autumn-Issue-au20-Brexit

Is Brexit Britain pro-immigration and what does it mean for business?

How have British feelings about immigration changed in the past four years, since the Brexit referendum - and where does the UK go from here?
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Immigration

Think Global People Autumn 2020 issue out now

Think Global People Autumn 2020 issue – out now!

Introducing Think Global People, a new perspective on global leadership, talent mobility and education for life. We’ve got our finger on the pulse. Make sure you are ahead of the game.

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

UK globe, EU globe and world globe

UK companies 'struggling with post-Brexit plans'

Too few UK companies have made preparations for a business model on how they will continue to trade with Europe after the Brexit transition period ends on December 31, according to a new survey.

Latest Brexit Features

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.
US and UK handshake illustration with union jack and stars and stripes flags

What's the deal? US presidential elections and UK-US trade.

If there was one thing the US-UK talks over a post-Brexit trade deal did not need, then it was a presidential election on November 3 – an event that looks destined to muddy the already-murky waters swirling around the transatlantic negotiations.
Autumn-Issue-au20-Brexit

Is Brexit Britain pro-immigration and what does it mean for business?

How have British feelings about immigration changed in the past four years, since the Brexit referendum - and where does the UK go from here?

Immigration

Think Global People Autumn 2020 issue out now

Think Global People Autumn 2020 issue – out now!

Introducing Think Global People, a new perspective on global leadership, talent mobility and education for life. We’ve got our finger on the pulse. Make sure you are ahead of the game.

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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