Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Manufacturers seek clarity over EU worker rights "as a matter of urgency"

Manufacturers have warned of a recruitment crunch if they are unable to keep hiring EU workers after Brexit.

Trade body the EEF says the government must clarify the rights of EU workers "as a matter of urgency".

It said a quarter of 243 firms it surveyed had already seen an increase in EU nationals leaving their business.

A government spokesperson said it would set out its initial proposals for a post-Brexit immigration system in the autumn.

"We have already been clear there will be an implementation period after we leave the EU to avoid a cliff edge for businesses.
"In June we published our offer to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK, confirming no-one living here lawfully will be asked to leave when we exit the EU and they will have a grace period to regularise their status."

BBC      News.

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