Post Brexit what are the new rules for employers?

Now we have left the EU the question is what are the new rules employers need to know? It can be challenging in the current climate with COVID dominating the news, to be sure that you are fully aware of how your responsibilities as an employer have changed and those of your employees.

From an HR perspective, the end of the Brexit transition period means getting to grips with the new immigration rules which apply to job applicants from all countries, including those within Europe. The immigration regime in particular has an immediate and far-reaching impact for HR.

Laura and Neil from Gravitate spoke with Nikki Weir, Senior Associate at Burness Paull about the new immigration rules and all you need to know as an employer.

In the webinar we covered:

  • How to ensure you comply with the new immigration rules.
  • The impact of Brexit on the movement of EEA/ Swiss workers to the UK
  • The EU Settlement Scheme 
  • The Frontier Worker Permit Scheme
  • Right to work checks


With guidance changing so frequently, we are doing our best to keep you up to date. The information provided in the recording above is our understanding at this point in time (8th March 2021), however, as more and different advice becomes available this position may change, and we will update accordingly. This is an evolving and unfolding situation, and we take the view that various measures may need to be applied for different sets of circumstances at an appropriate time. We as a team are available to discuss with you what measures are available to you.

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