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.

 

January 31st, 2020 Update: On March 29, 2017, UK Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50, which formally started the process whereby the UK would leave the European Union. The original plan was for the UK to leave the EU on March 29th, 2019 but on October 28th, 2019, the EU agreed to push the extension deadline to January 31, 2020. 

The council agreed to conclude the withdrawal, and it  took effect at midnight on January 31st, 2020. After this date, the UK is no  longer an EU member state. This will obviously shift how business is done in the UK. We will keep updating this page to reflect these changes. 

Learn more about Brexit here. 

 

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