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EU Manifesto from APSCo

If the headlines are anything to go by, the country continues to be confused by the media portrayal of the EU referendum. Last Thursday's newspaper’s depiction is probably the most accurate if the most disturbing.

Marie
20/05/2016

If the headlines are anything to go by, the country continues to be confused by the media portrayal of the EU referendum. Last Thursday’s newspaper’s depiction is probably the most accurate if the most disturbing.

We reviewed both sides with recruitment businesses in mind last month, uncertainty the central theme of all reports. The industry press continues to review the potential outcomes, and others are making their statements.

Whichever your view, in or out, it can be agreed that this is unchartered territory for all businesses. We have already seen the impact it has had on the recruitment sector with permanent recruitment currently slowing down.

There are still a great many unknowns to how either decision would work out. Understanding how EU membership has helped and hindered the professional recruitment sector in the past and how it could affect its growth in the future, is imperative to the choice you will make in less than two weeks.

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), of whom we are affiliate members, has created an EU Manifesto in order to help inform the debate ahead of the EU referendum vote on 23 June.

This is a well presented document, providing a balanced view of the UK’s place in Europe, discussing both sides of the debate. By outlining the context and issues that lie at the heart of the referendum, it gives those in recruitment the chance to make an informed decision based on what is right for their businesses.

The manifesto also summarises APSCo’s own research that has tracked the changing views of their members over the past 12 months, and makes recommendations that APSCo believe are vital to protect and secure the professional jobs market .

To read more, please download your copy of the report. If you would like to discuss how we work with APSCo, or any of the issues raised in the report, please contact me on 01462 687333 or email m.pegram@uhy-uk.com.

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