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HR issues

The UK Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020. This page brings together guidance and news from ICAEW, as well as externally-produced resources providing practical information on hiring, talent retention, business travel and your workforce.

Need to know

Changes to the way companies hire from the EU

The way you hire from the EU is changing from 1 January 2021. Find out how to become a sponsor, who you can hire, and how this affects EU citizens that you already employ.

Latest news and insights

Solving the UK’s productivity puzzle

28 August: Since 2009, the UK has struggled with a slowdown in the progress of productivity. ICAEW Insights examines the causes of this ‘productivity puzzle’ and looks at how the government could tackle this in its COVID-19 rebuilding programme.

Guides and FAQs

EU law and business: Brexit implications

Much Brexit guidance is concerned mainly with trade in goods, but there are a variety of other areas of EU law that also affect business. Our guide gives you a framework to understand these implications. It will be particularly relevant for services businesses seeking to assess how they are impacted.


Brexit: what we know – Labour and personnel issues

This webinar with CIPD and Edwin Coe will discuss the personnel and immigration issues that businesses and employees might face through the end of the transition period. Hear from two experts on these issues, and use the opportunity to ask questions on this important subject.

External resources

The UK transition ends in December

The transition period after Brexit ends in December and new rules apply from January 2021. Use this tool to get a personalised list of actions for you and your business. You can also sign up for emails to get updates for what you need to do.