The triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty sets into motion official negotiations and the formal processes for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Unless otherwise agreed under the provisions of the article, the UK’s membership of the EU will end two years hence, namely April 2019.
While there are still open questions about the expected shape of the labour market, employment law and immigration policy, a clearer timeframe means that businesses should not delay in positioning themselves to respond with more agility as these factors play out.
As the professional body for HR and people development, we will draw on our strong base of evidence and experience to continue engagement with members, law makers and other key stakeholders on these important considerations.
We will continue to focus on how HR, in particular, can help build a more productive, stronger workforce, and workplaces that engender responsible and sustainable practices, matters that will become increasingly critical.
You can find relevant resources and details of our ‘Brexit’ activities on this dedicated hub.