The UK food and drink industry in a post-Brexit world

April 18, 2017
UK Food and Drink post brexit

Brexit has added to mounting concerns over a chronic labour shortage forecast to hit the UK food and drink industry over the coming years. The industry is heavily reliant on migrant workers from the EU and without free movement of labour as many as 25% of the workforce could be lost.

Ian Wright, Director General of the Food & Drink Federation, has estimated that there is already a 100,000 person skills gap between now and 2022 and Brexit is predicted to exacerbate this even further.

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