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Ideas are just the start

Ideas are just the start

Passports and visa applications at the ready? – The immigration implications of Brexit

Following the referendum last Thursday in which the people of the UK voted to leave the European Union, there has been increasing concern and speculation as to what this means for the future of UK immigration law, particularly for EU citizens who currently live, work and study in the UK.  Although nothing will change immediately, UK businesses will want to be aware of the possible repercussions of the EU referendum with regard to members of their workforce who are EU nationals.

So what happens now?

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No rush to build a bonfire of workers’ rights after Brexit

Kerry Norval, Senior Solicitor

Substantial changes in employment law are not likely in the short-term, writes Kerry Norval

Now our initial ­personal reactions to Friday’s historical ‘Leave’ vote have subsided slightly, our thoughts turn to the future and the impact on our lives going forward. It is no surprise that one of the main concerns of business is gauging exactly what effect a withdrawal from the EU will mean – particularly in the field of immigration and employment.

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Brexit: Vote To Leave

Brexit

While there will be both market and political turbulence which will follow on from the EU Referendum result being to leave the EU, in our view it is important to bear the following points in mind:

  • A ‘Leave’ vote does not tell us anything about the arrangements with the EU that we will end up with. It doesn’t even tell us what the UK would seek in that respect. 
    • While examples of what others have achieved (in Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and Canada) have been much quoted in the arguments made in the run up to the Referendum, they are no more than that.

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