Thursday, January 27, 2022

Tag: Immigration

Hospitality leaders warn of “staffing crisis” without immigration reform

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More than 65 hospitality leaders have called on the Government to revise settlement schemes and the highly skilled migrants list in order to prevent the sector “imploding” due to staff shortages caused by Brexit and Covid-19.

CBI boss urges government to act urgently to address labour shortages

CBI boss urges government to address labour shortages
Labour supply problems could last for up to two years and job shortages will not solve themselves, according to a warning issued by Tony Danker, the CBI’s Director-General.

IoD survey calls for loosening of immigration requirements to help hospitality labour crisis

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The influential Institute of Directors has joined the clamour to bring back EU workers as an IoD survey shows that 81 percent would support a liberalisation of immigration requirements.

Hiring crisis intensifies with labour shortage driving wages up across hospitality

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It’s a perfect storm for hospitality as job insecurity combined with flaws in post- Brexit immigration laws threaten profitable recovery.

New immigration system places UK casinos at risk, says BGC

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The newly-formed Betting and Gaming Council has rung the alarm bell about what they say is likely to be a massive shortage of trained casino staff once new immigration laws go into effect next January.

New immigration system “too much, too soon” says Brighton Pier chief

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Anne Ackord has said the local domestic workforce is “just not big enough” to fully staff attractions like Brighton Pier, and that new immigration regulations deride tourism by classifying it as an “unskilled” sector.

CBI suggests a ‘A New Approach to Migration’

Following the Home Affairs Committee’s report on migration at the end of last month, the Confederation of British Industry has published its own view, titled ‘Open and Controlled - A New Approach to Migration’, calling for a smart replacement to the unpopular freedom of movement immigration policy. British businesses want to see a new approach to migration that remains open...

Policy options for future migration from the European Economic Area

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In the summary of an interim report “published to inform Parliament and the public about the limited statements so far from the Government on future migration policy”, the Home Affairs Committee - chaired by Yvette Cooper MP - suggests the UK needs “a good overall deal” with the EU. With eight months to go until the United Kingdom leaves the...

May moves to bring peace of mind and stability for EU workers

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  Across the tourism attraction and pub sector, businesses welcomed the certainty provided by Theresa May’s open letter that EU employees can stay in the UK post-Brexit.   After waiting more than a year for official “unconditional confirmation” that EU workers will be allowed to stay in the UK post-Brexit, the tourism attraction and public sectors - both employing a significant percentage...

Hospitality warns against leaked post-Brexit immigration proposals

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While a Migration Advisory Committee investigates the role of EU workers in post-Brexit Britain, an 86 page document proposing an “end to free movement in its current form” has leaked from the Home Office - much to the hospitality industry’s dismay.   Hospitality trade chiefs have warned that if leaked proposals detailing an “end to freedom of movement” and the introduction...

BALPPA and BHA warn immigration controls could hit seaside sector

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The leisure and hospitality industry are gravely concerned at the employment prospects of a Brexit Britain. With such a strong support from overseas workers, the sectors fear that costs will have to rise if EU nationals can no longer able to freely work in British businesses.   BALPPA and the British Hospitality Association have warned that tighter immigration controls could damage...

Arcade operators lukewarm to employment concerns in BHA report

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As small businesses, arcades are used to operating within tight margins and remain unfazed by predictions from the BHA about a UK staffing shortfall if immigration from the European Union is too tightly controlled.   The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has warned the hospitality sector faces a shortfall of 60,000 workers a year if immigration from the European Union is too...