BHA calls for immigrant visa guarantees

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The British Hospitality Association (BHA) is calling on the government to guarantee more than 100,000 work visas for its sector. Cuts to immigration, which are both government policy and exerted a major impact over the Brexit vote.

It is also an issue of concerns for a number of coin-op businesses, particularly in the coastal and manufacturing sectors. The thought of losing access to a huge amount of inexpensive labour has a number of amusements SMEs concerned about the potential fallout once the UK finally leaves the EU.

Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the BHA, believes that a radical decrease in immigration figures would be “catastrophic” for the British hospitality industry, an area of the economy with significant overlap, impact and parallels with gaming and amusements.

 

If you add to that…other sectors you can understand there will be a difficult task ahead for the government.

 

“This is just our sector,” she told Sky News. “If you add to that…other sectors you can understand there will be a difficult task ahead for the government.”

There are suggestions from Whitehall that the government is considering sector-specific work permit arrangements, which would place the burden of negotiating a good deal for the industry on the shoulders of, in particular, Bacta and BALPPA.


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