How will Brexit affect Cross Border Employees?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 2 April 2019
Arthur Cox
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Brexit has triggered massive uncertainty for employers, particularly those in NI due to continued ambiguity surrounding the border with the Republic of Ireland.

It is estimated around 23,000-30,000 employees travel between the North and South of Ireland to work. This is possible due to the Common Travel Area (“CTA”) between the UK and Republic of Ireland which permits citizens in these locations to move freely, work and reside in either jurisdiction. The CTA pre-dates EU membership and therefore is not dependent on it. Both the Government of Ireland and UK Government have committed to maintaining the CTA even in the event of a no-deal Brexit. However, the Northern Ireland Human Rights

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