The ALMR has once again voiced concerns over labour shortage in the hospitality sector, calling for a constructive future immigration policy in response to a GLA report.
The Preparing for Brexit report by Cambridge Econometrics, for the Greater London Authority, revealed that 32% of hospitality jobs in the capital – accounting for 79,000 positions – are carried out by non-UK workers from the EU.
Hospitality, therefore, has been identified as a vulnerable sector that could suffer a major labour shortage.
“The report highlights the important contribution being made by EU nationals to the capitals hospitality sector and the difficulties businesses would face should they be unable to access labour from the EU,” says Kate Nicholls, ALMR chief executive.
“The Government has already made a commitment to EU nationals living in the UK, but it is crucial that any future immigration policy reflects the need for hospitality businesses to employ non-UK workers.”