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EU temps needed to keep key industries going post-Brexit

British firms could come unstuck in key sectors like food supply if the government does not allow employers to continue to access temporary and seasonal workers from the European Union (EU) after Brexit. Launching the report, REC chief executive Neil Carberry says: “With employment at record highs, firms are already struggling to fill vacancies.

Contributor: Neil Carberry | Published: 15 July 2018

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Brexit chaos more nerve-wracking than the World Cup

'We’d rather watch England take penalties in the World Cup final than see the final round of Brexit negotiations so disunified'. Supporters of a soft Brexit cheered on Theresa May’s victory over Hard Brexiteers; only to see an own goal by Brexit Secretary David Davis followed by an opportunist move by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, potentially reverse an excellent result.

Contributor: David Jinks | Published: 12 July 2018

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Apprehension about Brexit amongst business community is growing

More than a third of business travellers feel uncertain about Britain leaving the EU. An overwhelming 92 percent of respondents have worries about business travel after Brexit. Completing visa applications ahead of travel is the biggest concern for the business community, increasing by 15 percent since May 2016.

Contributor: Gino Ravaioli | Published: 1 June 2018

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Brexit impact dominating recruitment strategies

Nearly all HR managers and recruiters say Brexit is impacting hiring strategies, as UK becomes less attractive to international talent. 44 percent of HR and recruitment professionals think the UK is less attractive to EU27 candidates. One third (35 percent) of recruiters have seen a decrease in hiring from France and Germany since the start of 2018.

Contributor: Jon Addison | Published: 1 May 2018

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Brexit, a boost for UK tech sector?

A recent BBC5Live Wake Up To Money Brexit Investigation with one of the largest tech industry players, Cambridge Consultants, TechInsider and the brightest Start-Ups has revealed that far from being a hindrance to the sector, BREXIT has not only strengthened the industry but is delivering new outlets to it throughout the sector.

Contributor: Sean Farrington | Published: 15 April 2018

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Brexit backlash: Searches for UK jobs drops

The number of EU workers actively searching for jobs in the UK has dropped by 11.4 percent since the referendum. The UK jobs market that employed 2.35 million EU nationals in 2017 has seen the biggest backlash from Romanian job seekers, with Romanian search traffic to UK jobs dropping by 52 percent, followed closely by Portugal (42 percent) and Poland (35 percent).

Contributor: Sinead Bunting | Published: 5 April 2018

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Unilever goes dutch – what it means for the UK and investors

‘It’s too simplistic to view Unilever’s move purely through the prism of Brexit, because there are lots of other factors at play. Unifying the corporate structure will simplify the company’s affairs, and the fact 55% of shares are held through the Dutch listing probably gave the Netherlands a head start on the UK.

Contributor: Laith Khalaf | Published: 19 March 2018

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Food and drink sector faces hidden hard Brexit

A new report commissioned by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the National Association of British and Irish Flour Millers (NABIM) from Global Counsel has revealed that the UK’s food and drink manufacturing sector could face a hidden ‘hard Brexit’ once the UK leaves the EU as a result of rules of origin.

Contributor: Ian Wright | Published: 17 March 2018

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Trump’s steel tariffs demonstrates UK dangers post Brexit

This week the US President officially sanctioned a 25% tariff on steel imports, 10% on aluminium, and is now threatening a tax on cars entering the US, together with a threat to ignore the protections on foodstuffs of specific geographical origin - posing a threat to Scotland’s whisky industry and Cornish pasty production.

Contributor: Tim Roache | Published: 8 March 2018