Croner: Countdown to Brexit


With just FOUR months left to go, Croner is watching the clock and providing you with the most important updates and developments regarding Brexit over the past month, this month Croner has learned that a deal has been agreed between the EU and the UK, but that deal now has to get through parliament before it can be finalised.

A few updates for this month include:

EU Settlement Scheme: Employer Toolkit

The Home Office has updated their employer toolkit on the EU settlement scheme. The toolkit aims to provide guidance to employers on how they can communicate the scheme to their employees, through the use of leaflets, posters and other means. For full details of what is included in the toolkit, click here.

Future of Workers’ Rights

There has been a political declaration on the future relationship between the UK and the EU after Brexit, stating that we will work together to have high standards of workers’ rights. This could mean that when future EU laws relating to workers’ rights come into force, they may be reflected in UK employment laws, but the UK will not be bound to follow new EU laws, as is the arrangement now.

Number of EU Workers in the UK Falls

Since our last update, the Office for National Statistics has released figures showing the largest fall in EU nationals working in the UK since records began. This highlights a growing trend, and a number of employers have already spoken out about the increasing difficulty of recruiting staff currently and their worries for retaining/training staff in the future.

If you are concerned about the implications of Brexit on your business, whether it’s relating to staffing needs, retention or training, speak to a Croner expert today for clarity, assurance, and guidance on 0808 145 3487