Commonwealth countries may have hoped that the British government’s promise to focus on the rest of the world after leaving the European Union would make it easier for members of the 54-member organization to live and work in the UK. But that hasn’t happened.
Fishing leaders from the north-east coast to Orkney and the Western Isles have joined calls to plead with the UK Government for a re-think of Brexit immigration rules.
A NORTH-east MSP has claimed businesses and households in the region are suffering due to the effects of Brexit.
British people heading to European Union countries from next year will have to apply for a European Travel Information and Authorisation System visa four days before travel.
British firms are yet to see any upside from Brexit, according to one of the UK’s top executives, who urged Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to improve the trade agreement with the European Union to boost growth.
Tom Kerridge says there isn’t a ‘single positive’ about Brexit’s impact on the hospitality industry 03/11/2022
"Overseas workers visas is something we need to be looking at. There's over 200,000 vacancies within hospitality up and down the country."
Music insiders warns of ‘en masse unemployment’ unless Brexit-related travel restrictions are urgently addressed 03/11/2022
Recent industry representations to the House of Lords have warned that touring Europe has become unfeasible for UK musicians.
Brexit’s harvest 27/10/2022
Brexit-induced labour shortages are going to be a limiting factor in the pursuit of growth, growth, growth
Dora Imoniverha was barred from flying from Lagos in Nigeria to see her daughters in the UK by Dutch airline KLM because she did not have the right post-Brexit visa.
At the very time when government wants to be less dependent on food imports, it’s becoming impossible for some farmers to survive.
Trade, migration and Brexit 25/10/2022
Jonathan Portes assesses the extent to which predictions about trade and migration before the Brexit vote have materialised, highlighting that trade has been reduced by additional barriers but the extent to which liberalisation would increase migration flows in the short term was underestimated.
Britain’s TUC and Indian unions alike have raised concerns about deteriorating work conditions for workers, low pay and exploitation.
Hans Zimmer on 'cut-throat' Hollywood, Brexit 'bureaucracy' and protecting the planet [3 mins] 21/10/2022
Prolific film composer Hans Zimmer has spoken of his Brexit frustrations, the "grim" state of the world and says he fears the consequences of what's happening in Number 10 "are going to be dreadful".
British Business Travellers Are Being Turned Back From EU Countries for Breaching Post-Brexit Travel Rules 19/10/2022
British business travellers are being turned back from European countries for going against post-Brexit movement restrictions that will be applied more rigorously once the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) is introduced in November next year.
You can’t restrict immigration without damaging trade deals. / For years the Brexiteers have been in denial about the contradictions inherent to their project. Now they are coming out in the open.
German Christmas markets could be lost from some cities forever on the back of Brexit. / The Yorkshire Post is reporting that the famed market in Millennium Square, Leeds, is likely to be cancelled indefinitely due to the costs of work and travel visas, which make it untenable.
The government doesn’t want to be held to account for Brexit and its real effects – and it’s clear why! 08/10/2022
This week I was contacted by a retired CEO of a major wine wholesaler. They, unbeknownst to me, had asked their local MP John Penrose (Weston-super-Mare, Somerset) if he thought it was acceptable that my wine business had been obliged to open a site in the EU to mitigate Brexit costs.
THE Home Office has blocked Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish visa pilot which would have allowed businesses in remote and rural communities an exemption from UK immigration rules over hiring EU and other foreign nationals.
MINISTERS have today unveiled plans to pilot a Scottish visa scheme to allow some businesses to recruit EU citizens and other foreign nationals following a shortage of workers in certain sectors post Brexit.
Brexit onslaught deepens as a third of all UK exporters to EU vanish due to red tape knockout 15/09/2022
The number of UK businesses exporting goods to the EU fell 33 per cent to 18,357 in 2021, from 27,321 in 2020, according to data from HMRC.
National Farmers Union calls for post-Brexit rules on seasonal workers to be eased to plug gaps.
Experts warn UK is becoming less attractive for international research talent post-Brexit 06/09/2022
The UK government’s plan to increase R&D spending requires a skilled workforce which its universities and research institutes will struggle to assemble, expert witnesses told the House of Lords’ science and technology committee today. / The subtext is that the UK’s reputation as an international science and technology hub has been damaged by the government’s post-Brexit stance on immigration.
A NURSE in Scotland’s NHS and his eight-year-old son have been stuck 2500 miles away from their family for weeks after an airline refused to accept his post-Brexit credentials as proof of his right to be in the UK.
The UK government has launched a scaleup visa for businesses to sponsor high-skill tech workers for a two-year stay to encourage more talent into the country and plug the digital skills gap.
Maybe it’s time for the next Prime Minister to admit that immigration is not just essential, it’s desirable.