Post-Brexit (29th March 2019), employers should be aware that the employment of workers from the EU is likely to be subject to restrictions in the same way as employment of other foreign nationals. Employers should start thinking about their recruitment processes to see if they need to be adjusted to allow for these changes.

For workers already in the UK, the government has introduced a scheme for them to be able to apply for settled status. To be eligible to apply for settled status individuals must be able to prove they have been living in the UK for at least five years on the date they apply. Individuals who do not meet the eligibility criteria can apply for temporary status which would allow them to remain in the UK until they have the required length of residency to be granted settled status.