On 23 June 2016, a referendum was held on the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU) in which 51.9% of the electorate voted to leave the bloc.
Legislation has now been passed allowing the UK government to formally start the process of leaving the EU. As soon as the Prime Minister triggers article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty of the EU, the UK will then have two years to negotiate its withdrawal, unless an extension is granted.
Government is expected to introduce a Great Repeal Bill that will transpose relevant EU legislation into UK law on the day the UK leaves the EU. This aims to help ensure continuity in the regulations. In the meantime and as the negotiations progress, nothing changes. All regulations derived from the EU continue to apply and must be abided by in the UK.
Since the referendum, our focus has been on keeping members informed of Brexit related developments and, making the case in Westminster and beyond for a future EU / UK relationship that supports Britain’s flexible labour market and skills needs.
We are currently carrying out research into options for post-Brexit immigration policy in the UK and we will share this with government and members in the coming months.
We will continue to publish updates on Brexit developments and campaign on the issues arising from this for the recruitment industry. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org