WEBINAR: BREXIT: Navigating the Maze of Business Travel & Working in the EU
July 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join this Medilink Midlands webinar in partnership with Make UK to find out what changes companies need to consider in respect of the UK’s new immigration system and the new relationship with the EU as set out in the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA).
The ability for UK business visitors to travel to the EU on work-related matters has changed.
With the end of freedom of movement business travel between the EU and the UK will no longer be as easy as it once was.
The UK and the European Union have negotiated and agreed a new Trade & Cooperation Agreement (TCA) and the transition period ended on 31 December 2020 with the UK leaving the EU Single Market and Customs Union. This means there are significant and immediate changes for businesses trading with the EU and Northern Ireland.
New arrangements for UK business visitors to travel to the EU on work-related matters came into effect from 1 January 2021. The UK not being a member of the EU is now a ‘third-country’ and UK employers have to navigate individual EU member state rules for their mobile workforce.
Tim Thomas – Tim is an independent legal consultant, specialising in all aspects of immigration, employment and mobility law. This includes in-bound migration to the UK, under the new UK points-based immigration system, where UK firms need to bring in workers from Europe or rest of the world as either permanent or as short-term business visitors.
Tim also specialises in out-bound migration between the UK, Switzerland and the European Union. He advises large and small businesses on the trade implications of providing services across Europe, and the temporary movement of workers between the UK, Switzerland and the EU.
He is a qualified UK lawyer who worked for employer associations in the UK for 15 years before helping found an expert consultancy and now advises businesses and business organisations throughout Europe. Prior to this, he worked as a UK lawyer in Brussels, for the UK Government and in private UK firms.