The end of the Brexit transition period means that the new points-based immigration system now applies to most European Economic Area (EEA) nationals. Those arriving in the U.K. from 1st January will need to comply with the same visa requirements as other non-U.K. nationals. Existing EEA employees should be advised to apply for settled or pre-settled status if they have not done so already. Employers need to review their recruitment practices and consider whether they need to apply for a sponsor license.