From September 2015 new legislation and a code of practice will stipulate that all customer-facing public sector employees will be required to speak fluent English. It will be the case that new and existing public sector employees will be required to have at least a “C” in English at GCSE level or equivalent. This will include professions such as social workers, police officers, teaching staff and assistants, Jobcentre Plus workers and local government employees. It may be that a higher standard of competence is required dependent on the role or the profession of the employee. The new legislation will be a stark difference to the current law which permits health regulators to require evidence of English language competence and skill from job applicants who have trained in the EU.
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