Brexit Business Travel Restrictions Start to Bite - Robert Houchill quoted in Business Travel News

18 January 2021

Robert Houchill, Associate in our Immigration team, was quoted in Business Travel News, on 13 January 2021. Robert was commenting on the new barriers to business travel from the U.K. to the European Union.

Often a visitor's planned activities do not fall neatly within the terms of the 'permitted activities' and it can be difficult to determine what is and is not allowed," said Houchill.

Perhaps the more common permitted activities are attending meetings or conferences, negotiating and signing deals and contracts, carrying out site visits and inspections, and gathering information for employment overseas. The rules for intra-corporate visitors (overseas employees of a U.K.-based company) are a bit more generous and allow for some training, advising and consulting and sharing skills and knowledge for an internal project, but provided the visitor is not dealing directly with clients.

When engaging with EEA nationals in the U.K., companies now need to use the same thinking as with U.S., Chinese or Indian nationals, namely what type of activities will the individual be doing and is a work visa required?" Houchill said.

The full article from Business News Today can be read here


Should you have an queries regarding the issues raised in this blog please contact Robert or any member of  our immigration team.



Robert has extensive experience of assisting individuals wishing to relocate to the UK with their immigration and nationality matters.

His experience covers all kinds of immigration and nationality applications but with a particular emphasis on corporate immigration matters, helping high net worth individuals and partners of British citizens or those with indefinite leave to remain.


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