Foreign Workers

Employers fear Foreign Labour shortage

Almost a third of small firms are concerned that the UK economic crisis may result in a lack of available labour as foreign workers opt to return to their homelands, according to think tank the Tenon Forum. Their research revealed that 29% of small firms that employ foreign nationals are concerned migrant workers may choose to return home. The survey also found that the number of SMEs employing migrants has doubled in the past two years, with 48% of employers now employing non–UK nationals compared to 21% in 2006. Tenon national head of tax Andrew Jupp said: “We have seen a lot of workers leave the UK in the last two months. In times of such economic uncertainty, entrepreneurs need to make sure they have procedures in place which will protect their business from unnecessary dis... »