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Moving My Workers Post-Brexit: A short guide for international companies doing business in the UK

Just released, and courtesy of BABC sister chapter, BritishAmerican Business in partnership with Fragomen, this helpful guide for international companies with operations in the UK sets out the key considerations companies need to be making during the transition period and beyond in regards to their workers, and how their ability to work in the UK could be affected by Brexit. The guide also provides a helpful summary of the UK Government’s proposed new immigration system, and how your business should be preparing for these proposed changes, as well as a timeline throughout the year and into 2021 to help you plan for what comes next. The guide covers: What the current deal between the UK and E

BAE Systems to recruit a record 800 apprentices in 2020

BABC Member BAE Systems plans to recruit more than 800 apprentices in the UK in 2020 – the highest number ever recruited. The new recruits will join one of more than 25 apprenticeship programmes across its air, maritime, land and cyber divisions, benefiting from tailored schemes that combine recognised qualifications with on-the-job training. Read the full story.

Karen Pierce appointed as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United States of America

Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, currently Ambassador to the UN in New York and Permanent Representative at the UN Security Council, has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the United States of America. HM The Queen appointed the new Ambassador after the Prime Minister approved the successful candidate on the recommendation of the Foreign Secretary. The request for agrément has now been submitted to the US Government. Karen Pierce is one of the UK’s most experienced senior diplomats and will be the first woman to serve as HM Ambassador to the US. Read the article.

British-American Business Connections statement on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union

5 February 2020 (SEATTLE) Following on to the 31st January statement from our sister chapter BritishAmerican Business, the Pacific Northwest Chapter of British-American Business Connections released the following statement on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union. "As the United Kingdom exited the European Union last Friday and starts the journey to solidify how things will now work in terms of trade, people movement, and more, the transatlantic community in the Pacific Northwest region can rely on British-American Business Connections (BABC) and the wider British-American Business Council Network to be a valued source of information. The chapter and network look forward to continuin

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