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Businesses call for certainty on the rights of EU citizens

Author: BBC, Published on: 8 December 2017

More clarity on the Brexit transition is needed to stop companies proceeding with contingency plans despite the progress announced on Friday, the CBI has warned...

The CBI's Mr Drechsler also called for "unconditionality" about the status of EU citizens living in the UK...

The Institute of Directors (IoD) echoed the CBI's call for certainty on the rights of EU citizens...

...[T]he director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said "clarity and security" for European employees had been the biggest priority for UK companies since the referendum vote.

"We are delighted that they, as well as UK citizens living and working in the EU, now have more clarity and can plan their future with greater confidence," he said...

The EEF, which represents manufacturers, said [...] "Many employers will be relieved that their EU employees have more certainty going forward, and government must now clarify the rights of EU citizens by Christmas so that they are not concerned about their future."

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