European Medicines Agency moves on post-Brexit staffing gap

Extracts from an article by Sarah Neville, Global Pharmaceuticals Editor at the Financial Times.

“London-based EU drugs regulator in £32m bid for temporary staff after it leaves UK capital.

The European drugs regulator has issued a multimillion pound tender for temporary workers, acknowledging that it may lose staff when it is forced to leave London after Brexit.” […]

“Gus Tugendhat, Head of Tussell, a company that compiles data on public procurement, said this was ‘easily the EMA’s biggest published tender in over four years. It was equivalent to almost 40 per cent of the total value of tenders published by the EMA since August 2013’ [...].”

“Mr Tugendhat suggested that the need for temporary staff could be driven by higher than normal staff turnover caused by the uncertainty about where and when the EMA will move out of London as a result of Brexit.” [...]

Read the full article on the Financial Times’ website.

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