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Employment of workforce

Will employees of British nationality be allowed to continue their salaried activity after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union? Should they have a work permit?

British employees working in Luxembourg at the time of the UK's withdrawal from the European Union may continue to exercise their salaried activity after the withdrawal date. They do not need a specific authorisation in this respect.

Can a company in Luxembourg hire UK employees after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union? What are the steps to take?

A Luxembourg company wishing to hire a British employee after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union has no specific steps to take. British nationals have the right to work in Luxembourg under the Withdrawal Agreement. They are not subject to the labour market test and do not need a specific authorisation.

Please note that this applies only to British employees who reside in Luxembourg before the end of the transition period. British employees who arrive in Luxembourg after the end of the transition period will, in principle, be considered third-country nationals and therefore be subjected to the conditions and procedures applicable to third-country nationals.

Can a British employee who, at the time of Brexit, works in Luxembourg but lives in France, still work in Luxembourg after Brexit?

The Withdrawal Agreement provides that UK nationals retain the right to take up employment as a frontier worker in an EU Member State after the end of the transition period, if the employment started before the end of the transition period.

The Withdrawal Agreement defines a frontier worker as a worker who is employed in the territory of a Member State and who resides in the territory of another State, to which he returns in principle daily or at least once a week.

In Luxembourg, the persons concerned may request a document certifying the rights arising from the Agreement after 31 December 2020. The exact modalities are available on this page:
Requesting a document for a British national which attests to their rights as a cross-border worker.

I am a company established in Luxembourg and employ British workers. What social security provisions will apply to these employees after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union?

EU regulations  regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) will continue to apply during the transition period.

According to these regulations, employees are, in principle, subject to the social security legislation of the Member State in the territory of which they carry out their work. Therefore, British employees working in Luxembourg are covered by Luxembourg's social security scheme.

I am a company established in Luxembourg and I would like to post an employee temporarily to the United Kingdom after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union. Which provisions in terms of social security will apply?

EU regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) will continue to apply during the transition period.

If the conditions set out for posted workers in these regulations are fulfilled, the posted worker will remain covered under Luxembourg's social security scheme during the posting period, provided that the posting period does not exceed 24 months.

I am a company established in Luxembourg and before the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, I posted an employee to work temporarily in the United Kingdom for a posting period extending beyond that date. Which provisions in terms of social security will apply after the withdrawal date?

EU regulations regarding social security coordination (No. 883/2004 and No. 987/2009) will continue to apply during the transition period.

The posted worker will therefore continue to be covered by the Luxembourg social security scheme during the posting period, even after  the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.

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