Brexit Update: Immigration changes uncertain | Hudson McKenzie

Brexit Update: Immigration changes uncertain

November 16, 2018 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

Immigration changes following from Brexit in 2019 are unlikely to be established until after the transition period.

Following from Theresa May’s latest ‘Draft Agreement’ on Brexit, notable changes are surrounding the Single Market (SM), in which although the UK shall leave the EU in March 2019, the UK shall remain inside the SM and be bounded by its rules until the transition period is completed in December 2020.

Other factors that also shall remain unaffected until December 2020 is particularly surrounding immigration. For example, all EU citizens that are living in Britain will keep the same rights to live and work within the UK as they do now.

However, what shall happen to immigration after the transition period in December 2020 remains uncertain, although it has been indicated that a ‘skills-based’ policy may be gradually implemented.

If you would like to discuss this article further or have any general legal enquiries, please contact one of our highly qualified solicitors on 020 3318 5794 or via email at