Briefing on Brexit Whitepaper: the future relationship between the EU and the UK
Late last week the Government published its long-awaited white paper providing more detail on the processes and arrangement it will seek with the EU between now and the end of the implementation period in December 2020.
6,000+ skilled workers denied entry to UK – what does this mean for a post-Brexit future?
Government publishes guidance on plans for EU citizens
The Home Office has today released some guidance that it has sent to the European Commission as part of its negotiations which sets out how it intends to support EU citizens currently in the UK through a new streamlined registration system post-Brexit.
Today, a raft of new measures on immigration and skills come into force which will impact games companies across the country.
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), an expert panel of government advisers, has published its recommendations on reducing skilled immigration, following a review held last year. It has recommended relatively modest changes to the immigration system.
New Apprenticeship Levies and the Games Industry
Improving the number of apprenticeships in British industry is a top priority for the new government, which has set a demanding target of 3 million new apprenticeships over the next Parliament - a target which will be overseen by an specific implementation committee at the Cabinet Office.
To fund this the government proposes a new levy - a mandatory payment by businesses into a common pot which is then used to pay for shared benefits, such as in-work training and apprenticeships.
Parliament may be in recess but there are plenty of policy consultations that we’re responding to that will have an impact on UK games businesses.
If you’ve got thoughts on any of the below please let Andy know.