Brexit‘ putting off’ restaurant and bar workers
ONE in 10 workers in restaurants, bars, hotels and other hospitality business is thinking of leaving the UK because of Brexit, a new study reveals.
Some managers in the industry fear they will be forced to close as a result of Britain leaving the EU, research found.
A survey of more than 400 hospitality workers and 260 managers showed that the sector could face significant staff shortages, according to a report by Planday.
Half of workers said Brexit had made the UK a less welcoming place to live, while two out of five did not believe the Government understood or represented the needs of EU citizens who work in hospitality in Britain.
Almost half of managers said the Government should offer assistance to help the sector deal with Brexit.
John Coldicutt, chief commercial officer at Planday, said: “These findings show to us the depth of the potential impact of Brexit on the UK economy.”