A significant number of recruitment companies are concerned about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, revealed a new report.
A survey by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) found that 87% of the professional recruitment firms polled are concerned about the implications should freedom of movement end in a no-deal scenario.
This is despite the fact that individuals from the EU will now have until at least December 2020 to apply for pre-settled or settled status.
When quizzed on whether they believe there is sufficient access to clear guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme (a Home Office initiative designed to provide EU citizens and their families with a route to living and working in the UK after the country leaves the bloc), 55% said ‘no’.
Tania Bowers, Legal Counsel at APSCo, commented, “It is unsurprising that the professional recruitment sector is worried about how the current political turmoil may impact access to talent in Britain and the rights of UK nationals working in Europe. While the government has now stepped away from plans to impose an overnight cut-off on free movement on October 31st, uncertainty remains.”