Government sets out proposed ‘settled status’ for EU citizens

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Government sets out proposed ‘settled status’ for EU citizens   The Conservative government have formally outlined their proposal to allow EU citizens to remain in the UK after Brexit.   Under the proposals, EU citizens with five years’ continuous residence in the UK can apply for ‘settled status’. They will then be treated as UK… Continue reading

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Report finds that UK manufacturers need EU nationals in their workforce

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Report finds that UK manufacturers need EU nationals in their workforce A report by manufacturers’ organisation EEF have found that 64% of UK manufacturers recruit from Europe because there is not enough suitably qualified UK applicants for roles. Over three-quarters of businesses in this sector employ at least one EU worker.   European nationals make… Continue reading

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Grenfell Tower tragedy shows the dangers of cost-cutting & quick fixes

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Grenfell Tower tragedy shows the dangers of cost-cutting & quick fixes   The Grenfell Tower tragedy has highlighted the dangers of cost-cutting and ignoring safety regulations on a national level.  The local Kensington council have taken the full force of blame for the catastrophic fire that has taken over 80 lives with others still missing.… Continue reading

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UK hung parliament leads to slump in business confidence says IoD

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UK hung parliament leads to slump in business confidence says IoD According to Institute of Directors (Iod) research the result of the UK general election last week is a significant concern for businesses with many UK companies pessimistic about the country’s future.   Businesses responding to an IoD poll immediately after the election said the… Continue reading

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BREXIT: UK hung parliament might weaken case for hard Brexit, say experts

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BREXIT: UK hung parliament might weaken case for hard Brexit, say experts   The election result of a hung parliament has seen Theresa May’s request for a strong electoral mandate to negotiate a Brexit deal rejected by voters and threatens the hope of the Conservatives for a hard Brexit deal.   Brexit negotiations are scheduled… Continue reading

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