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EU nationals and Brexit: retention and recruitment

Who should attend

HR, recruitment and global mobility professionals responsible for immigration compliance and/or talent.


With the UK set to leave the European Union on 29th March 2019, free movement will end. New rules will be in place to determine how permission to work is acquired and EU citizens, who live in the UK, will need to apply for the right to stay.

This update explains the new immigration requirements in detail, together with aspects of the future system not yet decided but currently under consideration. A senior official from UK Visas and Immigration will introduce the EU Settlement Scheme Employer Toolkit to attendees, explaining in detail how employers may communicate the requirements to employees and assist them in making applications. We will draw on our client experience since 2016, working with employers to mitigate the skill gap risks associated with Brexit.


09.00 registration and coffee, 09.30 start

Immigration requirements post-Brexit

  • automatic rights, settled status and nationality applications
  • the impact of “no deal”
  • British citizens in the EU and cross-border assignments
  • the Immigration White Paper
  • potential difficulties

Identifying your risks

  • which of your staff are affected?
  • recruitment and retention of staff
  • communications and support
  • contractual risk
  • changing right-to-work and employee engagement processes

Engaging with the ‘Settled Status Toolkit’

  • explanation of the EU Settlement Scheme Employer Toolkit
  • demonstration of key features
  • queries regarding development of this and settled status

Discussion: steps you have taken to date and insights from client work

Difficult issues

  • identifying the employees impacted: communication and support
  • HR work-stream planning
  • cross-border commuters
  • retention of key staff
  • regular business travellers

13.00 close, followed by lunch

Download the full EU nationals and Brexit training course programme

Advanced employee investigations skills training



Simon Kenny
Principal Associate, Immigration and Employment law


A senior member of the outreach team
UK Visas and Immigration is a division of the Home Office responsible for the United Kingdom’s visa system. It was formed in 2013 from the section of the UK Border Agency that had administered the visa system.

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