From 1 January 2021, a new, points-based immigration system will operate as the legal framework for how EU and other overseas nationals may come to live and work in the UK.

HR professionals and employers who are looking to retain or recruit non-UK citizens will need to familiarise themselves with the new requirements and processes so they can support their people and stay compliant. The CIPD has produced a comprehensive guide that will address the essential questions and help you navigate the system. Our supporting diagnostic tool and flowchart will provide an instant view on the visa permissions your circumstances may demand, while our guide will provide step-by-step details and case study examples on:

  • applications under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • how to assess and record the right to work from 2021
  • sponsorship categories, including Skilled Worker and Intra-Company Transfer
  • how to obtain and retain sponsorship licences.

Download the guide and the diagnostic flowchart:

Use the diagnostic tool: Does your prospective employee have the right to work in the UK after Brexit?

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