Brexit worries see EU staff at Rogers Stirk Harbour scramble for UK passports

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Architect says staff taking matters into their own hands in order to keep working here

The architecture practice of Richard Rogers has said that more and more of its EU staff are looking to get British citizenship in order to head off the threat of being thrown out of the country because of Brexit.

The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March next year but the firm behind the Cheesegrater tower in the City of London has said the “ongoing lack of clarity” over Brexit has meant its EU employees are taking matters into their own hands.

In a note accompanying its latest report and accounts, Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners, which has more than 200 employees on its books, said: “A significant portion of our non-UK staff [is] seeking to naturalise and obtain UK passports where possible.”

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