The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has contributed to the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) report, ‘Open and Controlled’, ensuring the voice of the public relations profession is represented in the discussion on post-Brexit immigration.
The report, which assesses the immigration needs of 18 key sectors, calls for a new approach to immigration after Brexit which moves away from calls to control numbers and instead gives business the access to workers to come to the UK, ensuring they contribute positively to the economy.
The CIPR represented the public relations profession in the Professional Services chapter which, together with financial services, makes up around 80% of the UK economy. It recognises the positive contribution that EU nationals have made to the sector in “bring[ing] unique cultural understanding, knowledge of overseas markets and native language skills. These skills enable the professional and business services industry to thrive in the UK.”