London,
17
January
2017

PRCA Comments on the PM's Brexit Speech

Following the Prime Minister’s speech laying out the Government’s plans for the Brexit negotiations, Francis Ingham MPRCA, PRCA Director General said:

"This is not the outcome most of our industry wanted. Albeit with notable exceptions, the clear majority of PRCA UK members wanted the UK to remain in the EU. When the referendum result went the other way, an equally clear majority of our members favoured a soft Brexit. They will therefore be disappointed with the Government's position.

"Many members will, however, welcome the clarity now offered. They will hope that the UK negotiates the best possible trading terms it can with the EU and elsewhere. Given that talent is the main issue facing our industry, the continuing ability to recruit from overseas will be of great concern to employers.

"None of this should however detract from the fundamental fact that the UK PR market is the most sophisticated and advanced in the world: a fantastic success story, and a great UK export. That fact will remain unchanged over the next two years and beyond".

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Who we are: Founded in 1969, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is a UK-based PR and communications membership body, operating in 48 countries around the world. We represent in excess of 20,000 people across the whole range of the PR and communications industry. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.

What we do: The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.

How we do it and make a difference: All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry's behalf e.g. fighting the NLA's digital licence

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