UK hospitality industry could face staff shortage over Brexit

12th June, 2018 by Lauren Eads

Around 330,000 staff currently working in the UK hospitality industry are considering leaving the UK due to Brexit, which could result in a severe shortage of staff, according to the findings of a YouGov survey.

The survey, launched by workforce collaboration software company Planday and conducted by YouGov, was conducted online in April 2018, with findings based on 261 hospitality management interviews and 407 hospitality worker interviews across the UK.

It reveals  that just over one in ten workers (11%, which is equivalent to around 330,000* staff nationally) working in UK restaurants, catering, bars and hotels are thinking about leaving the UK as a result of Brexit.

This is in contrast to hospitality managers’ expectations that only around 4% of their workers are considering leaving the UK due to Brexit.


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