Arcadis has pledged to help employees from the European Union (EU) acquire settled status in Britain following Brexit.
The consultant said it will “be offering financial assistance to all its EU, European Economic Area and Swiss national employees, partners and their child dependents” to remain in the UK after Brexit.
Under the terms of the proposed EU Settlement Scheme, it will cost £65 per adult and £32.50 per child to apply for settled status. Arcadis currently employs 280 people from EU countries in the UK.
Arcadis chief executive Mark Cowlard said: “Our people are integral to the success of our business, and throughout this period of uncertainty our priority has been to provide support and reassurance to all our staff that they will be able to continue to live in the UK and work at Arcadis when the UK leaves the EU.
“As a global business with our people, clients and projects spanning more than 70 countries around the world, we have been closely monitoring and planning for all eventualities during the Brexit negotiation process.
“We employ more than 4,200 people in the UK, and a key priority as we plan for the future and help mitigate risk is to ensure we’re retaining all the necessary skills that will enable us to take advantage of future opportunities both within and outside the EU. It is our people that truly sit at the heart of this process.”
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