Airport operator MAG has announced plans to offer to fund its EU employees’ applications to acquire settled status after Brexit, which takes place in March 2019.
MAG, which operates Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports, employs over 6,000 people in the UK, 400 of whom were born in EU countries. The airport group will cover the cost of the £65 (US$81) application to give reassurance and comfort to colleagues who play vital roles in helping passengers travel through MAG’s airports.
Tim Hawkins, chief strategy officer at MAG, said, “We know how important it is for all our MAG colleagues – at London Stansted, Manchester and East Midlands – to have reassurance and certainty that they will be able to continue to live in the UK and work at the airport when the UK leaves the EU.
“We are therefore committing to support MAG colleagues from other EU countries by offering to pay any application fees that they incur as they apply for settled status in the UK.”