People & Employment

The Government has published updated information for employers on employing EU, EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK, covering right to work checks, the EU Settlement Scheme and the UK’s new immigration system.

The UK’s withdrawal from the EU will impact EU citizens living and working in the UK, and the businesses that employ them.  

There is no change to the current arrangements for people and employment during the transition period, until 31 December 2020. The new Withdrawal Agreement also contains provision to protect the rights of citizens and workers after the end of the transition period.

EU citizens resident in the UK have until June 2021 to register for Britain’s settled status scheme, which allows them to stay in the UK with existing rights after Brexit.

For detailed guidance on people and employment issues you can watch our Brexit and People briefing seminar on our Youtube channel.

The following is official guidance on citizens’ rights and employment law from the Government:

The UK leaves the EU on 31 January 2020. Find out what this means for you

Information for UK nationals living in the EU, EEA EFTA, Switzerland and Ireland, including guidance on residency, healthcare and the Withdrawal Agreement


EU citizens working in the UK

Information on the EU Settlement Scheme

Moving to the UK after Brexit: EU citizens and their families


Business/employer activities

Preparing for business travel to Europe from 1 January 2021

Guidance for UK businesses offering services from 1 January 2021

Guidance for employers on carrying out right to work checks on EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members in the UK after Brexit