Brexit and STEM: Prospect’s position

Key issues

  • Risk to important funding streams
  • Movement and recruitment of STEM specialists
  • Disruption of international collaboration
  • Threat to UK’s international status for research & innovation

What we are doing

  • We are campaigning for continued access to EU funding
  • We are arguing for continued reciprocal movement for EU nationals to work in the UK and UK nationals to work in other EU countries
  • We are fighting against proposals to increase salary thresholds for EU nationals to qualify for Tier 2 status
  • We believe there must not be any cliff-edges or regulatory or policy vacuums that would impact negatively on investment, productivity or employment

Reasons to join Prospect

  • Prospect is the leading union for professional scientists and engineers
  • Our campaigning and lobbying prioritises members’ concerns & draws on their experience and expertise
  • We are politically independent and speak without fear or favour on behalf of members
  • We have good access to the Government Office for Science and STEM employers
  • Without proper funding guarantees and maintenance of international networks, future employment opportunities will be damaged

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