Employment and Immigration Law Implications of Brexit

The “four freedoms” – free movement of people, goods, services and capital, are at the core of EU principles. A significant factor in the vote by the UK to leave the EU, was a fundamental difficulty the UK has with the free movement of people. This is likely to be central to any possible alternative arrangements that may ultimately be agreed with the EU. For employment law and employers we consider the possible options and implications for employment law, based on a scenario where the UK will ultimately, sooner rather than later, be a non-EU country and summarise the current regime relating to work permits and citizenship for non-EEA nationals.

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This document has been prepared by McCann FitzGerald LLP for general guidance only and should not be regarded as a substitute for professional advice. Such advice should always be taken before acting on any of the matters discussed.