Non–EU migrant Cuts: Restaurants Worst Hit

Non–EU migrant Cuts: Restaurants Worst Hit

Plans to reduce the number of skilled jobs open to non-EU migrants may leave small businesses in the hospitality industry short staffed, business groups have warned. Under reforms announced by the Migration Advisory Committee, from April the number of skilled jobs available to non-EU migrants will be cut from 500,000 to around 230,000. A total of 71 professions will be removed from the shortage list, which covers jobs difficult to fill with employees from the UK or EU. Business groups said the hospitality industry was likely to be among the worst affected. For example, chef jobs will be restricted to those educated to graduate level, or those with a minimum of five years relevant experience and a potential job offer of £28,260. British Hospitality Association spokesman, Miles Quest, ... »