Impact of Brexit on HR
Impact of Brexit on HR

Impact of Brexit on HR

“Brexit has had a significant impact on HR laws in the UK,

particularly in the areas of immigration, employment, data protection, and trade agreements.


The end of free movement has introduced a new points-based immigration system, requiring EU citizens to apply for work visas.

The UK has regained control of its employment laws, with a focus on improving workers’ rights through a new employment bill.

Data protection laws have been aligned with EU standards through the introduction of the UK GDPR. Trade agreements, including provisions for workers’ rights, have been signed to ensure smooth business operations.

Staying up to date with these changes is crucial for employers to remain compliant. At Wurkplace, we provide support and guidance to navigate the evolving HR landscape post-Brexit.”

Brexit has been a topic of debate for several years now, and since the UK officially left the European Union on January 1, 2021, it has had a significant impact on various industries, including human resources. At Wurkplace, we have been closely monitoring the effects of Brexit on HR laws and have observed several key changes.


One of the most significant impacts of Brexit on HR laws is the changes in immigration laws.


The free movement of people from the EU has ended, and the UK has introduced a new points-based immigration system.

This means that EU citizens who wish to work in the UK will now need to apply for a visa. As an employer, it is crucial to ensure that your employees have the right to work in the UK and that they have the necessary visas and work permits. Check out our guide on Proof of Eligibility to work in the UK


Another area that has been affected is employment laws.


The UK has now regained control of its employment laws, and the government has the power to make changes to existing legislation.

However, it is important to note that the UK has stated that it does not intend to make any significant changes to employment laws in the short term.

In fact, the UK has introduced a new employment bill that seeks to improve workers’ rights, including the right to request flexible working arrangements and the right to take time off for training. Check out our guide on Flexible working.


Data protection laws have also been impacted by Brexit.

The UK has introduced a new data protection law, the UK GDPR, which is almost identical to the EU GDPR. The aim of the UK GDPR is to ensure that data protection laws remain consistent with EU standards, which will help to ensure that data can continue to flow freely between the UK and the EU. Check out the UK GOV Data Protection Act


Trade agreements have also been affected by Brexit, and this could have a knock-on effect on HR laws.


The UK has signed a new trade deal with the EU, which includes provisions for the protection of workers’ rights. This trade deal will ensure that UK businesses can continue to trade with the EU without facing any significant barriers.


In conclusion, Brexit has had a significant impact on HR laws in the UK.


The changes in immigration laws mean that employers need to ensure that their employees have the right to work in the UK. The UK’s introduction of a new employment bill and data protection law further emphasizes the importance of staying informed and compliant with HR laws. At Wurkplace, we are committed to helping businesses navigate these changes and ensure that they remain compliant with the law.


How Wurkplace can help 


Here at Wurkplace, we have experienced and skilled consultants who can provide specific advice.

Legal changes and upcoming changes along with an array of template documents, so half the work is done for you!

If you need support or guidance, talk to one of our experts today.

You can use our easy online contact form, or call us at 0330 400 5490.


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