UKHospitality calls for no-deal Brexit clarity

UKHospitality has called for Government to provide additional clarity for businesses and the economy in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

This follows news from Priti Patel, the Home Secretary, who declared that the Government will end freedom of movement immediately in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 1 November.

Kate Nicholls, UKHospitality CEO, said, “The Government has taken great steps to safeguard the rights of those EU citizens in the UK ahead of Brexit. Although the majority of staff in the sector are home-grown, businesses do need to look to overseas talent to augment their teams.

“We now need more certainty for those that come to the country from 1st November until a new immigration policy is in place. A situation akin to the implementation period would be welcomed by business.'

Nicholls finished, 'We would urge Government to share their proposals on the status of EU citizens after Brexit and reiterate their guarantees to current EU citizens.”