PUBLISHED: 15:37 01 May 2019 James Carr Ipswich law firm Prettys offer advice on how businesses can protect EU employess after Brexit. Picture: GETTY IMAGES Getty Images An Ipswich lawyer is calling on the government to help businesses prepare for the post-Brexit skills shortage expected to hit the UK. Matthew Cole, employment partner at Ipswich�s Prettys law firm. Photo: Prettys.At the end of last year there were more than 3.5m foreign workers employed in the UK – with two-thirds coming from the EU.Matthew Cole, employment partner at Ipswich's Prettys law firm, believes companies must take vital steps to hold on to their international employees. MORE: Cocaine infested shrimp found in Suffolk rivers “The most important step that an employer can take is to encourage any EU workers to apply for settled status and be proactive in providing information required,” said Mr Cole.“Settled status means that the rights of EU citizens … [Read more...] about How businesses can protect EU workers after Brexit
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The disgraceful way the Windrush generation and their families have been treated by the government is a national scandal. The deportation of people who had lived in this country for decades and had clear rights to live here will go down as one of the most shameful episodes in modern British history. Families who have been here and helped shape their local communities over generations have been left feeling unwelcome. Quite rightly, there has been outrage from decent people at the government’s actions – but the mistreatment continues. After dragging its heels for months, the government’s recently announced compensation scheme, that was much awaited, doesn’t go nearly far enough. It fails to recognise the true damage to people’s lives and it requires documentation that many of those affected will struggle to provide. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and … [Read more...] about Opinion: The Windrush scandal makes me fear for the rights of EU citizens after Brexit
Daffodil worker shortages amid crop loss warnings after Brexit uncertainty BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A drop in seasonal workers driven by Brexit uncertainty has left daffodil growers struggling to harvest their fields amid warnings crops will “almost certainly” be lost as the year progresses. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/daffodil-worker-shortages-amid-crop-loss-warnings-after-brexit-uncertainty-37956319.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article37956316.ece/3066a/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_ffbc25f6-9eed-49b8-abee-30a7a34ea28d_1 Email A drop in seasonal workers driven by Brexit uncertainty has left daffodil growers struggling to harvest their fields amid warnings crops will “almost certainly” be lost as the year progresses. The daffodil season, which lasts from January to April, provides around £45 million a year to the UK’s economy. But growers and the National Farmers Union (NFU) say uncertainty over the value of the pound … [Read more...] about Daffodil worker shortages amid crop loss warnings after Brexit uncertainty
Robots descended on Fallowfield this week - but not in a post-apocalyptic way. These handy tools, some as small as your arm and others as tall as a fully grown adult, were on display at a Manchester trade show to show the power of 'cobots'. Cobots are 'collaborative robots' designed to work with humans - and in some cases to replace them, exhibitors at the Universal Robots’ Cobot Automation Tour told the M.E.N. Last month it was reported that EU migration had fallen to its lowest level in ten years - and automation experts argue that … [Read more...] about Could these robots replace EU workers after Brexit?
News / Scotland by Press Association 22/03/2019, 12:02 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A shortage of skilled workers across Scotland could worsen after Brexit, it has been suggested. The Scottish Government has submitted evidence to Westminster’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to highlight the country’s recruitment needs ahead of the UK’s exit from the European Union. Scotland’s migration minister, Ben Macpherson, said the submission illustrates the challenges in retaining and recruiting staff. The UK’s Immigration White Paper has been a point of contention since its publication in December last year, with opponents criticising the decision to impose a minimum salary threshold of £30,000. In Scotland, the average wage is significantly lower – estimated to be around £18,000 – raising concerns that it could cause a decrease in the flow of workers from EU and EEA countries. Mr Macpherson … [Read more...] about Risk of growing staff shortages after Brexit, says minister