Dr Lusine Navasardyan Talks About The Effect Of Brexit At The British Romanian Chamber Of Commerce

r Lusine Navasardyan at an event organised by the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce

OTS European lawyer and business immigration specialist, Dr Lusine Navasardyan spoke at an event organised by the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce last week.  She gave insight to the audience on the impact Brexit may have on Romanian businesses in the UK.  

Dr Navasardyan previously lived and practised commercial law in Romania running, her own practice.  During this time, she developed a solid client-base and specialised in providing advice on the challenges faced by small and middle-sized businesses.

Dr Navasardyan was joined at the talk by Sonali Parekh, Head of Policy for the Federation of Small Businesses.

The session explored questions about the potential post-Brexit regulatory environment with particular reference to cross-border trading and immigration/work permits.  Dr Navasardyan, who advises and represents many of OTS Solicitors’ business clients provided detailed information on:

The focus of the talk then shifted onto the effect of Brexit on business.  Dr Navasardyan stated that among the many impacts of Brexit, businesses in the Britain might experience:

  • A shortage of available workers, both skilled and unskilled
  • Increased costs related to recruiting talent
  • Difficulty retaining EU workers who may return home due to what is perceived by many as a hostile environment towards EU nationals

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Dr Navasardyan went on to point out the possibility that UK employers may be able to employ highly-skilled migrants under a points-based system, like the one in place for recruiting talent from outside the EU.  However, this would fail to help employers in industries who rely on low-skilled workers, for example, the agriculture and hospitality sectors.  This is because low-skilled workers often fail to meet the English-language requirement and employers have to undertake a strict Resident Labour Market Test to ensure no ‘settled’ UK workers can fill the position.

The criteria for obtaining a Tier 2 and 5 Sponsor Licence were also illustrated by Dr Navasardyan.

“This event was crucial for UK businesses.  Many sectors are heavily reliant on EU nationals for labour, and talent from the Eastern European countries are in high demand thanks to their excellent education systems.  We are already seeing a drop in the number of Eastern European workers coming to the UK.  Businesses need support and knowledge to ensure they have the ability to attract and retain talent during Brexit negotiations and after the UK leaves the EU in 2019.”

To download a copy of the OTS handout, click here.

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