Twelve months ago, almost every conversation in the U.K. was dominated by Brexit. News channels, radio shows, and documentaries were fixated on the countdown for the United Kingdom leaving the EU.
When the United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union on January 31, 2020, it entered a transitional period that is set to end on December 31, 2020. The original agreement allowed for a one-time extension of the transitional period by up to one to two years.
A new year is once again upon us. As we turn the page on 2019, it's important to take stock of what we learned before we transition to 2020 and the continued change we anticipate seeing across Global Mobility. Below, you'll find the top 5 downloads that have helped shape our views on where mobility is in 2019 and where it will go in 2020.
The United Kingdom and Switzerland have completed a transitional agreement to maintain social security rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The deal also preserves working privileges, residency rights, and freedom of movement between the two countries.
The housing markets in the Dutch cities that I surveyed – Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam – are showing rapid growth with increased demand from new expatriate arrivals. While uncertainty looms, opportunity grows in the wake of change.
In recent months, there have been many news references to panic-buying and BREXIT stockpiling. In the event of a no-deal BREXIT, some experts advise to have a minimum of two weeks’ worth of food, water, and household items such as toilet paper for the immediate short-term. But what items are expected to be affected long-term in the market basket?
London has registered eight consecutive down quarters in real estate sales. Though the decline is not entirely due to Brexit, the continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit has shaken the confidence of many potential investors and home-buyers.
With the upcoming release of AIRINC's 2019 Mobility Outlook Survey, we wanted to look back at the previous year to rank the top downloads from our extensive Global Mobility library. Below, you'll find the top 5 reports that have helped shape and share our views on where mobility is going in 2019 and beyond.
Brexit makes 2019 an interesting year for the UK as negotiations finally conclude. Most companies have contingency plans, but what additional steps can companies take to plan business decisions against the backdrop (not backstop) of the UK’s future relationship with Europe and the rest of the world?
Brexit raises similar concerns for larger and smaller organisations alike. In fact, it affects tens of thousands of small businesses in the UK, who often lack the corporate infrastructure to support the costs and complexities that result from such an unprecedented constitutional change.