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Rudd: Door will be open for EU talent post-Brexit

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has attempted to reassure businesses that they will still be able to hire top European talent after Brexit.

Rudd, writing in the Financial Times today, appeared to soften the Government’s rhetoric on migration by attempting to allay fears of a “cliff edge” for businesses once Brexit is complete.

Rudd writes: “Over the past year I have heard first-hand from business leaders and employers across a range of sectors how they value European citizens for labour, skills and ideas. I want to reassure all those who have outlined their views, either privately or publicly, that the government is listening and that we share their desire to continue to welcome those who help make the UK such a prosperous place to live.

“Put simply, the UK must remain a hub for international talent. We must keep attracting the brightest and best migrants from around the world. And we must implement a new immigration system after we leave the EU that gives us control and works in all of our interests.”

Rudd announced in the piece she has asked for an independent review of the impact EU and European Economic Area migration is having on the economy of each of the UK’s countries.

Rudd’s intervention follows comments made by Environment Secretary and Eurosceptic cabinet minister Michael Gove last week that the UK could allow a transitional period of free movement for EU citizens after 2019, possibly for as long as three years.

The Government is set to outline preliminary thoughts on immigration system options in the Autumn.


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