ICAEW.com works better with JavaScript enabled.

Brexit and HR issues

The UK Brexit transition period ended on 31 December 2020. New rules apply from 1 January 2021. This page brings together guidance and news from ICAEW, as well as externally-produced resources providing practical information on hiring, talent retention, business travel and your workforce.

Need to know

Latest news and insights

Tax news in brief

24 November: Highlights from the broader tax news this week includes: HMRC begins checks on 'Eat Out' scheme payments, no clarity on Budget date, government guidance for staff dealing with social security applications post-Brexit and gender pay gap reporting when employees have been furloughed.

ICAEW technical round-up: October 2020

30 October 2020: The top technical stories featured on ICAEW Insights this month include updates to the self-employed and Job Support schemes, as well as a raft of Brexit planning guidance and audit updates and guidance.

Guides and FAQs

EU law and business: Brexit implications

Much Brexit guidance is concerned mainly with trade in goods, but there are a variety of other areas of EU law that also affect business. Our Know-how guides gives you a framework to understand these implications. It will be particularly relevant for services businesses seeking to assess how they are impacted.


Brexit: what we know: Labour and personnel webinar

This webinar with CIPD and Edwin Coe discusses the personnel and immigration issues that businesses and employees might face through the end of the transition period. Hear from two experts on these issues, and use the opportunity to ask questions on this important subject.

External resources

Regulated professions database

Search by profession, country of qualification and country where you wish to practice. The database gives information on regulated professions such as competent authorities, reserved activities and restrictions.

Acas: Brexit and employment law

Guidance from Acas on changes to employments rights after the UK's withdrawal from the EU, including advice on hiring workers from the EU.

Keep your business moving: Video explainers on new rules for doing business with EU

Suite of on-demand short videos from UK government for businesses on importing, exporting, rules of origin, tariffs, providing services to EU markets, Northern Ireland, data handling, hiring staff, and selling goods. Sector-specific videos also cover chemicals regulations, IP, emissions, waste, and Horizon funding.

Employers’ legal guide to post-Brexit immigration

Practical guide from the CIPD on navigating the UK's new points-based immigration system. This step-by-step guide is aimed at HR and employers who are retaining or recruiting non-UK citizens.