Operate after Brexit

People, workforce and skills

Employing EU citizens in the UK after Brexit

With the end of free movement between the UK and EU, there are new systems in place for recruiting staff from outside the UK. The environment has also changed for UK professionals, who are now subject to third country requirements in host states.

Guidance for employers

GOV.UK - The new immigration system: what you need to know

CIPD - Employers legal guide to immigration after Brexit

CIPD - Brexit FAQs for people professionals

The Home Office has opened applications for the new skilled worker visa. The new points-based immigration system treats EU and non-EU citizens equally and anyone coming to the UK to work from 1 January 2021 must apply for a visa in advance. The Home Office has also released information for employers to help them prepare. 

EU Settlement Scheme: introduction for employers on the GOV.UK website

Supporting EU Citizens to Stay in Scotland: a toolkit for employers on mygov.scot

Scottish Government support to help EU citizens stay in Scotland 

Salary thresholds for immigration - recommendations of the Migration Advisory Committee

GOV.UK's updated note for calculating salary thresholds

Recruiting talent from outside the UK - support available through TalentScotland

Does your business complete customs declarations?

Apply for grants for recruitment, training and IT improvements on the GOV.UK website

Advice for EU citizens

Advice from TalentScotland on coming to work or staying in Scotland as an EEA or Swiss national

Getting your EEA qualifications recognised in the UK from 1 January 2021

GOV.UK - information about the UK points-based immigration system

EU Settlement Scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme offers EU, non-EU EEA and Swiss citizens the opportunity to protect their UK residence after the EU exit.

The deadline for most people to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme was 30 June 2021. But, in some cases, applications can be accepted after this date. 

Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status)

Advice for UK citizens

Government information for UK nationals living or working in the EU

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