The impact of EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on UK Nationals entering the EU For Employment Purposes

Posted in : Immigration and Employment Updates on 14 January 2021
Conor McCrory
Cleaver Fulton Rankin
Issues covered: Immigration; Business Travel

The EU-UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”) is the 1,246-page end result of the trade deal finally reached between the UK and the EU on Christmas Eve 2020. The European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020 was passed, which provides for the domestic implementation of the TCA. The TCA has not been fully implemented yet so there is limited guidance on the full requirements where permission is required before travel.

Free movement of people between the UK and EU ended on 31 December 2020. In this article, I hope to raise awareness of the potential obstacles employers now face when sending their UK national employees to the EU for business purposes. Due to the late stage of the

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This article is correct at 14/01/2021

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Conor McCrory
Cleaver Fulton Rankin

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