Heathrow to help EU staff achieve ‘Settled Status’ in post-Brexit Britain
Heathrow Airport has announced plans to help its EU workers achieve ‘Settled Status’ in the UK after Brexit.
The airport said it will pay for its European staff to apply for their right to remain in Britain after its planned departure from the European Union in March.
Settled Status will enable EU nationals to remain in the UK after 2020 and Heathrow, in a bid to offer its workforce reassurance and certainty, has agreed to cover all costs of the application process.
John Holland Kaye, chief exec at heathrow, said of the move: “Heathrow is an international business and we need a workforce that reflects this.
“It is critical for us to have diverse, happy and valued colleagues. Many of our people are worried about Brexit and this move will provide reassurance and certainty.”
The announcement follows news of Heathrow closing the year with another passenger milestone.
Mr Holland Kaye continued: “In the past 12 months alone, our people have welcomed 80 million passengers through Britain’s front door and we want to ensure that we retain and attract the best for life post-Brexit.”
MPs are set to vote on the UK’s Withdrawal Agreement on Tuesday (December 11).
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