Brexit hub

How will Brexit affect the recruitment industry, freedom of movement and labour market?


How does Brexit affect the recruitment industry? 

The UK Government has indicated that free movement will end once we have left the European Union in 2019. Based on polling of our membership the primary concern for recruiters will be the impact Brexit may have on accessing candidates.

With EU nationals making up over 7 per cent of the UK’s workforce, and being over represented in low and middle skilled roles, the impact of an end to free movement will be a significant challenge for recruiters, particularly those who specialise in sectors more reliant on EU migrants.

The REC has listened to members concerns and have created this Brexit hub in order to keep our members informed. 

Free No- Deal Brexit guide for Recruitment Industry   


How should my business prepare for a no-deal? 

The UK leaving the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019 is a possible outcome that would have a wide-ranging impact on your business. In order to prepare for this outcome, the REC has developed a checklist of 10 questions businesses need to be asking themselves with links to further advice and resources. If you want to discuss further please email   


No deal checklist

What’s next? 

REC’s work over the coming weeks and months will focus on helping members prepare for different Brexit scenarios, through the following schedule of webinars and a wealth of resources and support. Click the below dates to book onto one of these events *FREE for REC members. 


Supporting documents for REC members

  • Access the Brexit Legal Guide

    Further legal guidance on Brexit for REC members

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  • Brexit FAQ's from our Legal Helpline

    Our legal advisers have developed an FAQs document answering questions from REC members

    Read the FAQs

  • Checklist for No-Deal Brexit

    10 step guidance to help REC members prepare for a No-Deal

    Read more

  • Do you have business within the EU?

    Read our guidance for member who have business within the EU

    Read more

REC Brexit reports

The REC has commissioned a series of reports that examine options for post-Brexit immigration policy. We have discussed these reports with government, putting the interest of our members to key decision makers. You can read our research reports, blogs and policy updates below.

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