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Heathrow to hospitals pay to prevent workers from leaving UK after Brexit

Heathrow said on Monday it would fund applications for 1,500 workers, or 20% of the payroll

Anti Brexit demonstrators protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London

UK employers from Heathrow airport to the London School of Economics are hoping to stave off a post-Brexit exodus of lower-level immigrant workers by covering their application fees for permission to stay on. Pub chains, high-street retailers, hospitals and other businesses are worried that a 65-pound ($81) fee for people from other European Union nations to file for settled status may lead to a drain of staff in unglamorous but vital roles. The protection is available to those who have been in the U.K. for five years. Heathrow said on Monday it would fund applications for ...