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Hospitality Industry Shortage Post- Brexit

Hospitality Industry

With Brexit day fast approaching, business leaders across the UK are preparing for some stark changes come March 2019. There are fears that the UK hospitality industry could face significant staff shortages if a mass-exodus of kitchen, hotel and catering staff is borne out.

CAN’T GET THE STAFF

Almost 1 in every 20 business managers (3%) in the hospitality sector expect their business to be forced to close as a direct result of Brexit for one reason or another, a potential loss of £1.1 billion to the UK economy.

As we move closer to 29th March 2019, hospitality managers are also warning that it’s becoming more difficult to find talent. Almost one in five (18%) find recruitment harder now than this time last year, and one in six (16%) do not think they will be able to get the staff they need over the next 5 years with domestic British workers.

WORKERS FEARS

Not only are businesses concerned about their staffing levels, nearly a third of workers across the UK fear Brexit could impact their job, or ability to work in the UK. Reasons ranged from fear of having to leave the country (24%) to expectations of a salary slump (11%) or having to work longer hours (6%). A third (32%) of industry leaders, however, expect to have to pay more in order to keep talent within their business.

 

Biz spoke to Peter Ducker, Chief Executive of The Institute Of Hospitality:

Let's Talk Business: Hospitality Industry Shortage Post-Brexit

With Brexit day fast approaching, business leaders across the UK are preparing for some stark changes come March 2019. There are fears that the UK hospitality industry could face significant staff shortages if a mass-exodus of kitchen, hotel and catering staff is borne out, we spoke to Peter Ducker, Chief Executive of The Institute Of Hospitality.