Bracing for Brexit

The Impact of Brexit on EU Citizens in your workforce

A key factor for immediate consideration is the impact on any EU citizens in your workforce. The EU Settlement Scheme will continue to operate, enabling EU citizens already living in the UK to apply for settlement indefinitely. If a deal is secured, the deadline for EU citizens to apply for the scheme is likely to be 30 June 2021. However, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the application deadline for the scheme could be as soon as 31 December 2020.

The government has indicated that after the transition period concludes, existing EU-based employment legislation and health and safety regulations will continue to apply in domestic law.