Britain separated from the European Union on Jan. 1, 2021. This new chapter has permanently reshaped the UK’s economy, politics, and borders. However, there’s one question that continues to baffle many in the international community — what does the future hold for the UK?
Despite receiving more than five million applications for the EU settlement scheme, hundreds of thousands of EU citizens are still in limbo, as they have yet to hear back about the status of their applications. There is also a bigger unknown surrounding the EU citizens who have not yet applied for the scheme, as they would be declared unlawful residents in the UK after the deadline of June 30, 2021.
Companies could face civil penalties if they are found employing illegal workers and have not carried out the correct right to work checks. What does this mean for employers, and what are the consequences of these changes on global payroll, especially for companies hiring employees from other countries within the EU?
Join Globalization Partners’ experts Barbara Mangan, Global Audit & Compliance Manager, and Kathryn Barnes, Employment Counsel EMEA, as they recap the first six months of Brexit, and discuss what the future could hold for the UK.
The session will cover:
- The impact of new rules around Brexit for employers and employees.
- What is next for the UK in terms of immigration and employment.
- How the payroll community should prepare to tackle difficulties arising due to Covid-19 and Brexit.