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APSCo Responds to Brexit divorce deal

Following the announcement that Britain has reached a historic deal on its EU exit terms, Samantha Hurley, Director of Operations at APSCo, comments:

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“We welcome the fact that this deal largely enshrines existing EU residence rights of three million EU citizens in the UK as well as UK nationals living in Europe. Since the referendum result was announced, we have called for the position of EU nationals to be clarified at the earliest possible opportunity, and this announcement offers us some level of certainty.”

“The free movement of professionals benefits the whole economy and, in an increasingly tight market, access to vital skills from Europe and beyond is key to stability and growth. This deal recognises the need for talent in both the UK and the European Union. It is critical that recruiters can continue to find the best available talent either from within the UK, the EU or elsewhere. Conversely, it is also vital that UK professionals can continue to work throughout the EU.”

“APSCo is a global trade association and many of our members operate across borders. While continued access to candidates is, of course, vital, this move is also of benefit to the recruitment workforce itself. Although, in theory, ‘nothing is agreed unless everything is agreed’, I’m sure many of our members will be breathing a sigh of relief following today’s news.”