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

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. 

New immigration system information and support available to Scottish based SMEs'

EU Settlement Scheme: introduction for employers

Supporting EU Citizens to Stay in Scotland – a guide for employers

Scottish Government support to help EU citizens stay in Scotland 

Salary thresholds for immigration - recommendations of the Migration Advisory Committee

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

Advice for EU citizens

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

Information on the UK points-based immigration system

EU Settlement Scheme

The deadline for EU nationals who are already resident in the UK applying to the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June 2021.

Apply if you want to settle in the UK and you are resident in the UK

Advice for UK citizens

Information for UK nationals living or working in the EU

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