Brexit negotiators must address rights of EU nationals
Last night Parliament voted not to provide any assurance to EU nationals living in the UK of their long-term security in advance of Brexit negotiations.
In common with many other professional services, the public relations industry employs a large number of EU nationals; people who are essential to the UK’s position as a world leader in PR, and to UK plc’s global service offer to clients around the world.
The CIPR calls on UK and EU negotiators to address the rights of EU nationals in the UK, as well as of UK nationals in the EU, at the earliest possible stage. The uncertainty surrounding their security is bad for the PR industry and bad for UK plc in the post-Brexit world.
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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).