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Composites UK: EU Business Travel 2021

Organised by Composites UK. Delivered by Make UK.

New arrangements for UK business visitors to travel to the EU on work-related matters came into effect from 1 January 2021. The UK not being a member of the EU is now a ‘third-country’ and UK employers have to navigate individual EU member state rules for their mobile workforce.

The webinar provides a summary of the changes Companies need to consider:

The webinar will cover:

UK/EU Trade Agreement

  • What does the TCA mean for the UK?
  • Trade in services
  • People services

Movement of people

  • Worker definitions under the TCA
  • Business visitor for establishment purposes
  • Independent professionals
  • Contractual service suppliers
  • ICT – Intra-Corporate-Transfers
  • Short term business visitors and permitted activities
  • UK employers – self-employed, contractors & agents

Professional qualifications

  • Mutual recognition of professional qualifications

Social Security

  • Social security rules

Penalties, fees and fines
Planning for travel

  • Where to start
  • What you need to know about your workforce
  • What you need to know about EU immigration systems
  • Visa free travel to the EU

Case study – Germany
Working in the UK

  • Routes



Alice Tranter:

Alice is an international mobility consultant, having worked with many businesses both large and small to advise and guide on the complex rules that allow UK firms to trade in the EU and deploy their workforce internationally. Her expertise includes an unparalleled knowledge of EU law in the area of international mobility and the detailed regulation that employers need to grapple with to deploy their human capital throughout Europe. Alice has advised upon the corporate governance arrangements needed to navigate these rules and authored many of Make UK’s electronic tools and resources that are essential to businesses wanting to remain compliant, but also save time and money in this area. Alice has been a regular face in Brussels and the European Parliament with an enviable network of legal, political and business contacts both in the UK and the EU. Alice was also a senior parliamentary advisor in the UK parliament dealing with migration, mobility and European issues. Her succinct, clear and comprehensive advice to business leaders marks Alice apart as a true expert in her field. Specialisms: All aspects of EU mobility regulation including the Posted Workers Directive, Social Security Coordination, the Schengen free movement zone, the national laws within member states of the EU, the procedure rules that govern the movement of workers and in-depth expertise on the UK’s immigration system. Alice has Level 3 Diploma in Law.

Tim Thomas:

Tim is an independent legal consultant, specialising in all aspects of immigration, employment and mobility law. This includes in-bound migration to the UK, under the new UK points-based immigration system, where UK firms need to bring in workers from Europe or rest of the world as either permanent or as short-term business visitors. Tim also specialises in out-bound migration between the UK, Switzerland and the European Union. He advises large and small businesses on the trade implications of providing services across Europe, and the temporary movement of workers between the UK, Switzerland and the EU. He is a qualified UK lawyer who worked for employer associations in the UK for 15 years before helping found an expert consultancy and now advises businesses and business organisations throughout Europe. Prior to this, he worked as a UK lawyer in Brussels, for the UK Government and in private UK firms.


  • Composites UK members: Free of charge (login first to see this webinar listed FOC). You can check to see if your company is a member of Composites UK, here.
  • Non-Members: £50+VAT

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