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Securing an EU workforce deal that works for public services – CIPFA report


The Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy’s (CIPFA) Brexit Advisory Commission for Public Services has published a report (PDF document) on a Brexit deal on public sector workforce issues. The commission advocates a bespoke agreement which allows free movement between the UK and the European Union (EU) of skilled public sector workers such as doctors, nurses, academics and technicians, alongside a quota system for lower skilled positions in key sectors where there are labour shortages. The report also concludes that the public sector will continue to require high skilled and lower skilled staff from the EU, as will other sectors that are important for public services such as construction, IT, engineering and transport.