Brexit and Immigration Update: Frontier Workers Permit Scheme Launched

Posted in : Immigration and Employment Updates on 14 December 2020
Conor McCrory
Cleaver Fulton Rankin
Issues covered: Brexit and Immigration; Freedom of Movement; Frontier Workers

Peter Gabriel once famously wrote the lyric “if looks could kill, they probably will in games without frontiers” I wonder what looks would be extended by Stormont or the Dáil to Home Secretary Priti Patel following the confirmed end of freedom of movement for EU nationals from 1 January 2021?

The Home Office has published new guidance on the position of frontier workers following the end of freedom of movement at the turn of next year. With the introduction of the new immigration system now confirmed into UK law we now know that a new visa will be available at the beginning of next year, one aimed at cross-border or “frontier” workers.

Frontier workers are people who work in one country but

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Conor McCrory
Cleaver Fulton Rankin

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