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Brexit series #5 – key communication to colleagues

Posted on: January 27th, 2021 by Ginny Hallam

Clear, consistent communication about employment-related Brexit changes should avoid distraction and help colleagues to remain focused and feel supported. 

Communications should cover: 

Awareness – include information about the EU Settlement Scheme, who needs to apply, and how applications can be made.

Deadlines – applications for settled or pre-settled status need to be made by 30 June 2021. Stress the importance of the deadline and the consequences of failing to secure the right to remain.

Practicalities – applications can be made online (laptops, smartphones etc.) or by post, with supporting documents either scanned and uploaded, or posted. Make IT resources available to colleagues who may not have immediate access.

Reviewing status – explain that you’ll require colleagues to provide you with a ‘share code’ to view their status online and their right to remain in the UK.

Support – whether it’s directing colleagues to online government resources, or offering drop-in sessions to help with applications, make sure you shout about help available.

We’ve created a user-friendly, accessible template letter providing detail on everything covered above (and more!). Get in touch for more information on accessing the template communication.


This update is accurate on the date it was sent (27 January 2021), but may be subject to change which may or may not be notified to you. This update is not to be taken as advice and you should seek advice if anything contained within affects you or your business.