Brexit

Brexit trade agreement to impact wages and productivity

The new EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) brought about by Brexit will negatively impact wages and productivity, according to a report from the Resolution Foundation.

Half of HRDs see retraining as solution to the skills gap

In the face of a shrinking talent pool and an ageing workforce, many employers are looking towards upskilling as a solution.

How (not) to handle disclosures by whistleblowers

Although the UK’s whistleblowing regime has been around for nearly 25 years, employers still frequently get into trouble when handling disclosures by employees. 

Business visas - an illegal working risk for 2022?

As we move into a new year with less restrictions on travel and the loss of free movement post Brexit, UK employers should be vigilant of the risk that business visitors pose from an illegal working...

Record wages for seasonal staff set to climb higher

Companies are paying record-high wages to secure seasonal staff this Christmas, yet may have to pay even more as vacancies lie open.

New visas announced to address labour shortages

With the public furore growing as quickly as the petrol pumps dried up, the government has been quick to act in response to the shortage of HGV drivers that has crippled the UK. It has been announced...

Hospitality jobs prove most difficult to fill post pandemic

Vacancies at hospitality businesses are more than twice as difficult to fill than other industries, with travel restrictions to the UK cited as a major hindrance. 

Government extends digital right to work checks to 2022

Employers carrying out right to work checks will be able to continue doing them digitally until 5 April 2022 following updated government guidance.

Tight EU settled status deadline risks workplace fraud

Employers need to be wary of false identity documents following the deadline for EU workers to apply for settled status ending.

Brexit five years on: European interest in UK jobs has plummeted

Five years on from the Brexit referendum new research by jobsite Indeed has found UK employees in the lowest paid jobs have been most negatively affected by the decision to leave the EU.

How to navigate business trips to and from EEA countries

With Brexit, the UK has also left the European Economic Area, which means business travel is no longer as simple as it once was. Take time to understand the new rules.

What Brexit and coronavirus mean for GDPR

Last month marked three years since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Though the contents of the law have remained unchanged since 2018, Brexit and coronavirus mean...