The way the negotiations appear to be heading, the UK is likely to end with no deal with the EU and trading under WTO terms. However, we have seen rabbits being pulled from hats before so that anything could still happen. What is certain is that freedom of movement currently enjoyed by all EU member states will end on December 31st, 2020 which means that Nationals of EU states will not have a right to live and work in the UK. Reciprocally, UK nationals will not have the right to live or work within the EU. If you plan to continue to live and work after this cutoff date, you should be there before the deadline. In that case, you need to register yourself for the equivalent, in the UK, to pre-settled status. Registration applies to British people in Europe as it does to EU nationals in the UK.

After December 31st 2020, to live and work across the UK/EU divide will require permission in the form of a visa for visits of more than ninety days. Work for any period without a permit will not be permitted.

The only exception to this is within the Common Travel Area of Ireland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. We expect a growth in interest of contractors between Ireland and the UK. At Access Financial we have excellent employed and limited company solutions between these two countries.