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Brexit: latest legal advice


Find the latest legal advice on Brexit and immigration here

Key updates:

Freedom of movement will come to an end on 31 December 2020. This means the way you recruit from overseas (including EEA citizens) will change. These are the most significant changes to the UK’s immigration system in 40 years with the introduction of the new points-based system.

The new ‘points-based’ immigration system will take effect from 1 January 2021, when freedom of movement between the EU and the UK comes to an end.


Visit our post-Brexit hub for the latest updates


Webinar: Brexit: how to prepare as recruiters and businesses

Whether you are an SME or multi-brand agency, Brexit will affect your business. In this webinar, we delve into the latest analysis for an overview of the likely impact on the market, settled status for EU nationals,  latest developments on the immigration system and the regulatory impact of Brexit. This will give you the tools to speak with clients and candidates with confidence of what to expect next, as well as what to look out for while the details remain relatively unknown.  

Recruitment vs Brexit: Your key questions answered

In this podcast, REC's Recruitment Standards Director Lorraine Laryea provides clarity on some of the most frequently asked questions by REC members related to Data Protection (GDPR) and Right to Work for EU citizens. 

In addition to the resources above, we also recommend these the UK government tools to help guide you and your business through Brexit including personalised action list:

 Brexit checker tool   EU trading webinars   Business support helpline