Cavendish Coalition calls for more detail on rules for EU workers
Responding to the Home Affairs Committee’s immigration report, the Cavendish Coalition,a group of 37 health and social care organisations that has come together to ensure that the health and social care system can continue to meet its staffing needs following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, has called for more detail.
Cavendish Coalition co-convenor Nadra Ahmed said the report highlighted the huge challenges faced by UK employers in securing their current and future workforce during a period of great uncertainty.
“The health and social care system remains under intolerable pressure and we simply cannot afford to lose the talented EU staff we currently employ,” said Mrs Ahmed.
“Faced with shortages of key staff and skills which cannot be met domestically, it’s imperative we do not continue to see fewer colleagues choosing the UK. We welcomed the December confirmation that the rights of EU citizens will be protected – but now is the time for more detail.
“Employers and staff urgently require clarity on the next steps – not just for those who are currently in the UK, but for those who arrive during the transition period and beyond.”