1. Introduction 2. Transitional rules in the accession treaties and national implementation throughout the EU 3. EU8 migrants' access to the UK labour market during the transitional period 4. De-skilled and devalued : labour market status and experience in the UK 5. Facilitating family life in the aftermath of post-accession migration to the UK 6. Citizenship in the context of EU enlargement : CEE migrants as union citizens 7. Conclusion.