PM's offer on EU citizens rights a "welcome first step"

The CIPR has welcomed the Prime Minister Theresa May's offer to grant 'UK settled status' to EU migrants who have lived in the United Kingdom for at least five years, but has called for greater clarity on the UK's future immigration policy.

Jason MacKenzie FCIPR Found.Chart.PR, CIPR President
The CIPR has repeatedly called for the rights of EU citizens living in the UK to be guaranteed at the earliest possible stage so the Prime Minister's offer is a welcome first-step ahead of the lengthy Brexit negotiation process.

However, the shape of Britain's future immigration policy remains opaque. The UK public relations industry needs a flexible immigration system. Our consultancies service clients in many other countries and our in-house teams often support global reach or international growth. Doing this depends on drawing from the specialist knowledge of people from those countries, speaking different languages and knowing the business context in their home markets.
Jason MacKenzie FCIPR Found.Chart.PR, CIPR President
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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).