Both The Times and the Guardian have reported that ministers have consulted the Migration Advisory Committee over whether some hospitality workers should be added to the list of shortage occupations. Since Brexit all newly arrived Europeans have needed a visa to work in the UK, as do nationals from the rest of the world. For [...]
The hospitality sector will recover from the impact of the pandemic and when it does it will be faced with the age old problem of how to recruit the right people into the right roles. Operators are now faced with Brexit and the new immigration system. What should you be doing to get ready? We [...]
For many years now the hospitality and leisure sectors have relied heavily on workers from outside the UK. High staff turnover, Brexit and the future new immigration system are ongoing concerns for operators. Will I be able to recruit bar and waiting staff under the immigration system? When the future immigration system was first proposed [...]
Fundamental changes to our immigration system mean that all employers recruiting skilled overseas workers will need a licence, although some current requirements will be less onerous. It’s not such good news for unskilled workers.
The hospitality industry is vulnerable to civil penalties for employing people who are working illegally. Yet a recent example involved a very heavy handed approach from the authorities when checking up on employees’ right to work.
New stats emphasise the heavy reliance of EU workers in hospitality businesses and the need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.
The risk of losing EU nationals from the workforce is a critical one for hotels, pubs, bars and restaurants. We answer key questions about the EU Settlement Scheme and how to support your workers from Europe