Brexit is now firmly back on the agenda for employers as we head into the final months before the Brexit Transition period ends on 31 December 2020.
The end of EU freedom of movement means one of the key Brexit impacts for employers is in relation to people and staffing. Employers are being encouraged to apply for an immigration sponsor licence now if they wish to sponsor the visas of EU employees moving to the UK after the Brexit transition ends. Existing EU employees and those who arrive in the UK before the end of this year will have protected status but must apply under the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021. The position for business travel between the UK and the EU27 however, is not so straightforward. Should employers be worried about UK-EU business travel after the current transition period ends and what steps should they take now to minimise any impact?