• IWFM publishes Brexit advice for employers

    The Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management (IWFM) has pulled together a guide that outlines the key forthcoming changes to immigration and employment post-Brexit.

    Immigration has played a key role in helping to address the growing skills gap in FM, with migrants filling one in four jobs in some sectors.

    The trade body says that after Brexit, the ending of free movement of people from the EEA (EU countries plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) plus Switzerland, coupled with the Government’s proposed new immigration policy, will have profound consequences for employers needing to fill vital roles in cleaning, security, catering, construction and across the whole profession.

    It has therefore outlined the key forthcoming changes to immigration rules, the dates when they come into effect and how they will affect the 3.7 million EEA citizens already living in the UK as well as those looking to come here to work.

    You can download the full document here. It outlines both ‘deal’ and ‘no deal’ scenarios and the permutations of each for FM employers.

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