Brexit support for employers

As an employer, you may have questions about what Brexit means for you.
One of the key queries facing businesses is the uncertainty over recruiting and retaining staff, especially if you employ staff from the European Union (EU). Employers can take a number of practical steps and find support to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.

Which employees will Brexit affect?

Identify who, in your business, may be affected by the UK leaving the EU, such as:

  • workers from other EU countries
  • workers that commute from the Republic of Ireland to work in your business
  • workers that are UK nationals but have family members from another EU country - eg a spouse or partner
  • students from another EU country working in your business - eg completing a scholarship or student placement

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens living in the UK while the UK remains in the EU. EU citizens' rights in the UK.

Read about the status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know.

How can employers plan for Brexit?

Brexit-related consultations

Consultations offer an opportunity to comment on policy and issues that relate to your business. Find Brexit consultations from government departments: