Since 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom has formally ceased its membership of the European Union. A transitional period is now in place until the end of 2020 while longer-term trade and immigration arrangements are worked out.

Although the transition will keep existing provisions around free movement of people and goods as they were before Brexit, this period is finite. Businesses should therefore take appropriate steps to plan for and support their workforce now. Our resources and guidance to help you do this can be found on this dedicated Brexit hub.

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Update on UK's post Brexit immigration policy

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Brexit workforce considerations

Post-Brexit immigration policy

Managing and communicating change

CIPD impact on the policy debate

The CIPD has been and will continue to work with Government to ensure any Brexit-related policy decisions meet employer needs. During the Brexit process to date:

  • We've been involved in meetings with key politicians and government officials, including the Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP, Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP and Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP.

  • We're a member of the Home Office employers’ advisory group on the post-Brexit immigration policy.

  • The CIPD and some of the UK’s largest business organisations signed an open letter to the Home Secretary offering help on designing the post-Brexit immigration system.

  • We were the most quoted organisation (out of 450+ organisations) in the Migration Advisory Committee’s report on a new EU immigration system. The Government largely adopted the report’s recommendations in its immigration White Paper.

  • We published our report, A practical immigration system for post-Brexit Britain, outlining our key policy recommendations for government ahead of new migration restrictions.

Read the CIPD’s viewpoint on Brexit and future immigration policy for our list of recommended actions for employers and Government.