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Post-Brexit immigration planning

July 16, 2020 | Immigration, Latest Thinking, News

As we continue to combat the pandemic, confidences are evidently returning. Business and commerce are re-stimulating plans, and actively re-awakening budgets from an enforced Lockdown slumber.

Global mobility is beginning to stir once again.

For those that are embracing exciting new opportunity, and engaging in the belief we will recover, there is now a light emerging from what is felt to be a dark tunnel.

For UK companies contemplating and planning for recruitment, talent acquisition and staff retention, the new Points based system to be implemented is taking on a revised and more structured approach after free movement ends on the 31st December 2020. For details on the points based systems that is scheduled to take effect from 1st January 2021, please view our publications.   

The latest announcement from the Home Office is encouraging news; especially for those that wish to invest in the UK. Strategically and economically, it still retains significant gravitas in global markets, hence there is a real desire to approach the forthcoming year with renewed vigour.

With the changes being introduced, Employers will now need to consider Sponsorship Licences and new prescribed methods for conducting Rights to Work, ensuring they are meeting with mandatory legal compliance. Managing your goals and aspirations, along with employee expectations, will naturally take on a new dynamic, and we at Hudson McKenzie actively encourage you to consider how this may affect you.

The landscape is altering week to week, with selective international borders re-opening, and travel permission being granted in a cautious and we trust, a controlled fashion.

From an immigration perspective, visa application centres across the world (barring few) have either re-opened or are in the process of re-opening. It is important to recognise that they will be addressing backlogs stemming from their closure, and this will clearly impact on the timelines you may be contemplating in planning. This is the time therefore to review your activity and staff movements. We welcome your approach and enquiries, and of course we will be delighted to offer you the support and guidance you seek.

Should you have any queries regarding the above information or if you require legal assistance with your private or corporate immigration matters, please get in touch with a legal professional at Hudson McKenzie via email at or by telephone +44(0)20 3318 5794.