CIPR to respond to professional and business services sector deal proposals

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), through its membership of the Professional Associations Research Network (PARN), is calling on members to contribute to its response to the proposed Professional & Business Services Council (PBSC) Sector Deal.

In light of on going Brexit negotiations, the PBSC are seeking to ensure professional and business services are represented in Government policy setting to secure the sector’s future success and growth. The proposals, which can be read here, address matters including accessing and transforming talent, supporting industrial and regional policy and social mobility and diversity and inclusion.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
It is encouraging to see the significance of professional and business services to the UK economy being recognised and its success highlighted - we welcome these proposals in ensuring this success continues. The proposals come at crucial time and CIPR members have the opportunity to shape policy for the sector as the UK negotiates leaving the EU.
Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

This follows the CIPR’s contribution to the CBI’s report on post-Brexit immigration as we continue to ensure the public relations profession is represented at the highest level in the continued discussions on leaving the EU.

All member responses to the proposals should be sent to Jon Gerlis, CIPR’s Senior Policy Officer, by August 31st. 

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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).