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This ATC Brexit Roundup brings you the latest news and resources for preparing for the end of the transition period and business from 1 January 2020.

Brexit and business

The UK Government has launched a new public information campaign called The UK’s new start: let’s get going, to prepare for the end of the transition period and a Britain outside of the EU from 1 January 2021.

A checker tool at helps to identify specific steps businesses and individuals needs to take to be ready.

Providing services in the EU

These pages and collection, last updated in the autumn of 2019, give an overview on providing services in the EU after the transition period:

Information resources from BEIS

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) provides information and advice to keep you up-to-date with the latest Brexit developments affecting industry:

  • Business Readiness Transition Bulletin – a regular bulletin that provides information on major announcements and recently published guidance. Sign up to receive the Bulletin here.
  • Webinars – sector specific webinars providing ‘one-stop-shop’ information on the readiness actions that relevant businesses should take to prepare for the end of the transition period. Further details to be released in September.


Post-Brexit immigration

The UK Government has released updated information on its post-Brexit immigration system in a document entitled UK’s Points-Based Immigration System – Further Details.

The ATC continues to lobby for the professions of translator and interpreter to be added to the Shortage Occupation List, and to provide industry-specific analysis and guidance to language service companies.

Our full analysis of new immigration system details and the implications for recruitment of translators, interpreters and multilingual project managers post-Brexit will be published in September 2020.


The ATC’s advice to language service companies recruiting staff from outside of the UK remains as before: review your future recruitment needs now and aim to recruit before the end of 2020 while the transition period lasts and EEA nationals may enter the UK freely.

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