Guardian: EU workers coming to the British exit date would be subject to the current entitlements
According to a British press release on Saturday, London agreed that the date of expiry of British EU membership should be the date until new foreign EU workers are entitled to the same rights as those already living in Great Britain. The British government refuted the news.
The quoted EU sources claiming the name “The Guardian”, without quoting the United Kingdom, left the British government in a “quiet silence” on the exit conditions, they will arrive to Great Britain by the expected date of their termination, guaranteed to be able to settle down and work under the same full rights as the current one.
According to the paper, the intention to set a date earlier was “overwhelmed” by the recent statistics of “collapse” of the inflow of foreign EU labor.
In a comprehensive survey of British hospital and obstetrician nursing and midwifery council (NMC) this week, it showed that 1107 new EU employees were registered in the organization’s register for a year, 89 percent less than one the same period last year.
Meanwhile, in the twelve months ended September, 4067 EU employees came from the NMC record, 67 percent more than a year ago.
The largest professional association of British Human Resource Managers, a recent survey by a thousand member companies of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), said that 27 percent of British surveyed companies report that EU foreign workers in employment are considering leaving.
The high-ranking EU sources cited by The Guardian on Saturday suggest that these processes have won the British negotiating table on the adoption of the Brussels argument that Britain should not apply discriminatory measures against EU citizens for the rest of the EU membership until the end of the remaining period.
According to the officially valid proposal package of the British Government, end of June, EU foreign nationals who are living in Great Britain for at least five years on the deadline to be determined will be granted a “settled” status and will have the same rights to their health care , education, social benefits and retirement as British citizens.
London intends to determine later the date on which new settling rules will apply to new arrivals. According to the package of proposals published in June, this date can not be earlier than March 29, 2017, when Prime Minister Theresa announced the activation of Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, officially launching a process of two years leading to the expiry of the British EU membership, may be later than expected on the date of expiry of the British EU membership, ie 29 March 2019.
The spokesman for the ministry in charge of the exit from the British delegation called the “Guardian’s Saturday article” as absurd, saying that the deadline will be marked by negotiations with the EU, but the position remains that this day is the activation of Article 50 and will be in the period between the expiration of British membership.
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