Our Head of Immigration, Dhruti Thakrar, led a webinar for the CIPD and the ICAEW examining some of the issues that businesses and employees might face through the end of the UK’s Brexit transition period last year. Her advice forms part of a new immigration guide for the ICAEW’s members as the EU-UK Trade Cooperation Agreement comes into force.

As an employer or an employee, it is worth understanding how certain provisions on mobility in the new EU-UK Trade Cooperation Agreement will affect business activities.

There have been many difficulties associated with the pandemic, but one silver lining is that the suppression of movement across the UK and parts of Europe allows more time to understand any changes arising from the UK-EU Trade deal regarding business travel.

ICAEW has put together links and resources to flag some of these changes to businesses. With all of the below, employers and employees are urged to seek expert advice, as there are other immigration considerations to understand, along with obligations such as social security…

…Dhruti Thakrar, Head of Immigration for Edwin Coe LLP says: “The processes for employing staff from overseas under the new points-based system is not as daunting as one might think. It’s worth taking legal advice to initially assist with one’s understanding but this could be a one-off cost, following which you may be able to manage matters yourself.

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