KNOWLEDGE BASE Employment in The United Kingdom

The information on this page was current at the time it was published. Regulations, trends, statistics, and other information are constantly changing. While we strive to update our Knowledge Base, we strongly suggest you use these pages as a general guide and be sure to verify any regulations, statistics, guidelines, or other information that are important to your efforts.

 

April 11, 2019 UPDATE: The European Union has extended the UK's exit deadline to October 31, 2019. Should the British Parliament pass the withdrawal agreement negotiated with the bloc before that date, then Brexit would take place on the first of the next month. 

 

On March 29, 2017, UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, which formally started the process whereby the UK will leave the European Union. Article 50 was just the beginning of the withdrawal process, as it allows the UK two years to negotiate its leave with the other EU member states. The original plan was for the UK to leave the EU on March 29, 2019. but the process has proved to be very complicated and dates and outcomes continue to shift. The EU has granted the UK an extension to April 12, 2019. We cannot predict what will happen between now and then, with options ranging from a new referendum on Brexit to a ‘hard exit’. We will update as more clarity is achieved.

 

Employment Related Resources

UK Government information regarding employment -  Employing People

Eurofound- European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

International Labour Organization – UK country profile – This United Nations agency is a database of national labour, social security, and related human rights legislation

World Economic Forum Human Capital Report – UK  – The Human Capital Report seeks to provide a holistic assessment of a country’s human capital—both current and expected—across its population. In this report, ‘human capital’ is defined as the skills and knowledge people possess that enables them to create value in the global economic system. Comparisons can be made across income groups, generations, and regions.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Human Resources Management Country Profiles – UK – The OECD summarizes public sector human resource management practices and policies in OECD member and partner countries on a number of topics.

KNOWLEDGE BASE Employment in The United Kingdom