The question of how to recruit and train enough lorry drivers to keep the country running has exploded into front-page news, with driver shortages creating big problems for businesses, consumers and politicians.Read More
New data shows that the reopening of bars, restaurants and bars last month triggered a surge in the UK job market, but experts say this may mean more staff shortages.Read More
There has been much dark talk about the disruption Brexit was causing for exporters and the
possibility of firms either going bust or having to move production to the continent,
says Matthew Lynn in The Spectator. However, the data tells a “different story”. In January, exports to the EU fell to £7.9bn, but they bounced back to £11.6bn in February. Overall, they were “only slightly below last year’s £12bn monthly average, a “minimal difference”, particularly given that Europe is still in lockdown and a “deep depression”.
Trade Union ,Unite, the union that protects the rights, equality and diversity of workers in the workplace, urges the British government not to issue temporary visas to European truck drivers to make up for the chronic shortage of heavy vehicle driversRead More
Figures from a survey carried out by the job website Indeed has shown the struggle to recruit staff since Brexit. The survey found that the number of EU citizens looking to work in Britain has dropped by more than a third since Brexit. The report shows a sharp decline in interest among EU jobseekers which was not replicated in other countries. Meaning that the tougher post Brexit immigration rules are having more of an impact than the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.Read More