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From 1 January 2021, Europeans arriving in the UK (and vice versa) will need permission to work and there will be a new UK immigration regime. Irish nationals remain exempt from these provisions.  Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, planning for your workforce post-Brexit must continue. Read our checklist on what you need to do and when, to help you get started.


Read our guide 'Moving My Workers Post-Brexit'.  Produced in partnership with BritishAmerican Business, the guide features up-to-date guidance on the current state-of-play and key immigration considerations for you and your business.


On 19 February, the UK government published a policy paper confirming its plans for the UK's Points-Based Immigration System that will be in force from 1 January 2021 and apply to both EU and Non-EU nationals. This guide provides key messages, policy overviews and a timeline to help employers plan for the end of the transition period.


With the UK leaving the EU on 31 January 2020, this guide provides key messages for your leadership and other stakeholders. It also illustrates how the UK immigration system might look from 2021.


View our short manifesto briefing setting out the various promises of the UK’s larger political parties for the 2019 General Election.


The UK public is set to go the polls to vote for a new government on 12 December 2019. Immigration will no doubt be a hot topic, with political leaders seeking to balance economic and social needs while meeting the expectations of the public. Party manifestos should be published soon and we thought it would be interesting to look at what the public, employer groups and civil society are hoping will be promised. We will update this briefing later and see whether any political parties commit to the same.


People and Brexit - Your plan for the next week: Read our guide to find out what you need to know and do.


Read our guide about helping businesses with European employees in the UK and UK employees in Europe manage risks and issues in the least disruptive way possible during the lead up to Brexit, a possible no deal and a new UK immigration system.


With businesses now facing a very real likelihood of a no deal Brexit, this guide provides our top ten recommendations.


On 7th June Theresa May resigned her leadership of the Conservative Party although she will remain as Prime Minister until a successor is appointed. Read our guide to the Conservative leadership candidates and their views on Brexit.


Read our briefing on how no deal affects UK nationals in Europe and gives practical answers to the most frequently asked questions from businesses.


Read our briefing on how UK business visitors to Europe are affected in a no deal and beyond the transition period.


Read our quick guide on practical steps you can take in the event of a no deal Brexit


The government lost a historic vote on the Prime Minister's Brexit deal on 15 January 2019.  Read our briefing on how you can prepare for the possible outcomes.


Read our briefing

on the UK’s future skills-based immigration system as published in the December 2018 UK Government White Paper.


On 18 September 2018, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published their final report setting out their recommendations for a post-Brexit UK immigration system. Read our summary of the report. 


The UK Government published their latest Brexit White Paper on 12 July 2018, setting out their negotiating mandate for the UK’s trading relationship with Europe. Read our briefing which sets out what is being proposed and what it might mean for business.


Read our guide to Brexit and immigration to help you understand the UK Home Office's Statement of Intent published on 21 June 2018. Immigration and Brexit: A guide to the Home Office statement of intent will answer your key questions.


On 21 June, the UK Home Office published their first draft of new law that will enable EU nationals to apply for settled status. Read our one page summary to find out what the law says about EU citizens living the in UK.


Read our briefing for updates on what companies in the EU can do now to prepare for Brexit, including communicating with your UK nationals and minimising the risks.


On 8 January 2018, Caroline Nokes was appointed Minister of State for Immigration in the UK. Read Fragomen's update to learn more about the Immigration Minister, her background and her position on immigration. Download the briefing here.


Read our first briefing note on whether employers expect to pay for settled status applications after Brexit. Our note was based on a survey of businesses of all sizes and the results can be used to benchmark against other employers. Download the briefing here.


Fragomen has published its response to the Migration Advisory Committee's (MAC) call for evidence on EEA workers in the UK labour market. Click here to read.


Read "Legal guide to managing a migrant workforce" by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), in collaboration with Fragomen. It contains practical steps to help you manage and support your migrant workforce through Brexit. Download the guide here.


The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has launched a call for evidence regarding the effects of Brexit on the UK's labour market. Read our toolkit to understand how best to respond to the MAC’s consultation.

After the July 2017 Brexit negotiation session, a ‘Joint Technical Note on Citizens’ Rights’ was published by the EU and UK. Read Fragomen's 'Position paper on the rights of UK and EU nationals', for our analysis and recommendations to EU decision-makers.
Read Fragomen's 'Brexit and EU citizens living in the UK: The UK Government’s negotiating position' guide. It contains useful advice following the UK Government's proposal for managing the immigration status of European nationals in the UK, after the UK's departure from the European Union. Download the guide here.
Read "Building the Post-Brexit Immigration System", an independent analysis of shortages, scenarios and choices by the Migration Policy Institute, with practitioner insights from Fragomen. Download the analysis here.
Read Fragomen's 'Brexit timeline and key players' summary for businesses. It contains a timeline of key dates since the UK's notification to leave the EU and a list of EU institutions explaining their role in the Brexit process. Download the summary here.
Read Ian Robinson's thought leadership piece with British Future, a leading think tank. The paper argues that business groups should take a different approach when talking about immigration. Download the paper here.
immigration_and_brexit_porthole Read Fragomen's 'Immigration and Brexit: Preparing for separation' practical guide for businesses. It contains advice and recommendations on what businesses are doing now and how they can prepare for Brexit. Download the report here.
brexit_flag On 2 February, 2017 the UK government published their White Paper on Brexit. It explains the twelve principles that will guide negotiations. Click here to view what it says about immigration.
Fragomen's benchmarking report Read Fragomen's 'Helping business prepare for Brexit' survey report which features helpful recommendations and tips on what businesses can do to plan for the eventual changes in immigration policy. Download the report here.
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Caron Pope is quoted in No Deal Brexit and Lack of Clear Rules 'Leave Brits in the Dark Over their Future in Europe'. Published in The Evening Standard on 13 August, 2018.


George Koureas is quoted in UK immigration latest: EU net migration falls over past year as Brexit uncertainty continues. Published in The Independent online on 22 February, 2018.

Ian Robinson Porthole Image Ian Robinson is quoted in Home Office Brexit app for EU citizens put in doubt. Published in The Guardian online on 15 February, 2018.

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Read Ian Robinson's article Employers need a clear immigration policyPublished in The Times online on 15 February, 2018.

Ian Robinson Porthole Image Ian Robinson is quoted on pages 9-11 of the Home Affairs Committee report Home Office delivery of Brexit: Immigration published on 14 February, 2018.
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Caron Pope is quoted in NHS urges easing UK visa rules for non-EU medical recruits. Published in The Financial Times online on 12 February, 2018.

Caron Pope Porthole Image Read Caron Pope's article We need a clear vision for future immigration policy. Published in The Telegraph on 11 January, 2018.

These resources are provided for informational purposes only; as immigration requirements and procedures are subject to change, please contact our Brexit Task Force at [email protected] before relying on information included in these resources.

Read our first briefing note on whether employers expect to pay for settled status applications after Brexit. Our note was based on a survey of businesses of all sizes and the results can be used to benchmark against other employers. Download the briefing here.