It is likely that European nationals coming to the UK for work, study and business purposes after 31 December 2020 will have to apply under the new immigration regime along with non-EEA arrivals.

That may mean that UK businesses will require a certain type of Sponsorship License to employ any high-skilled staff from outside the UK.

Businesses employing staff from outside the UK should start short- to medium-term planning now to ensure they are well positioned to adjust to the upcoming changes while maximising the opportunity that Brexit brings for both companies and individuals.