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08 NOV 2017


ACE research explores the contribution to the sector by EU nationals

In response to the government’s first major investigation into migration from the EU, ACE has undertaken research to clarify the contribution made to the consultancy and engineering sector by EU nationals.

The research revealed that Brexit is casting a shadow over the UK construction industry, with the consultancy and engineering sector set to be hit hard if access to the European single market is not maintained after the UK leaves the EU.

What’s more, nearly a quarter of large consultancy firms will consider moving jobs out of the UK if it becomes more difficult to move staff around Europe, potentially moving thousands of posts out of the country.

Infrastructure is the key enabler of growth and the driver of the UK economy improving peoples’ lives and our national prosperity. Our report highlights the crucial importance of EU nationals to our industry and the necessity of ensuring that consultancy and engineering firms continue to have unfettered access to EU staff following Brexit.

The report is sponsored by Pennington Manches.

Download the report below.