Brexit and EU Nationals: Prospect’s position

Key issues

  • Ongoing, immediately-damaging uncertainty for EU Nationals in UK
  • Increased hate crime and climate of xenophobia in the wake of the referendum
  • Inadequacies of the existing (currently extra-EU) visa system
  • Damage to the UK’s attractiveness as a destination for international skilled workers
  • Loss of UK Nationals’ EU citizenship rights, including freedom of movement

What we are campaigning for

  • A future immigration system that works for members, their families and their industries
  • Protection for EU Nationals rights to remain and work in the UK, including the UK civil service
  • Recognition of the vital contribution international workers and their families make to the UK economy and societal good
  • Redoubling of resistance to discrimination on all grounds

Reasons to join Prospect

  • Prospect is actively working for EU Nationals among our membership
  • We provide information and services that you need during these uncertain times – see our Settled status – a guide for EU workers booklet, created by Thompsons Solicitors for our members.
  • We are politically independent, and we will take your message wherever it needs to be heard: to employers, to politicians, to the public
  • We speak for experts, giving us credibility and influence in every sphere
  • We create a safe space for EU Nationals to speak up, giving access to political representatives.
  • We responded to a call for evidence from the Government’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on the economic and social impact of the UK’s exit from the EU and how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy – Brexit: Shaping the future for EU nationals

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