Europeans used to flock to London for restaurant jobs. Now, with doors to migrants largely closed after Britain left the European Union, many establishments are becoming desperate.
Brexit: The scorecard two years on 02/01/2023
So how is it going? In economic terms, the past year has helped differentiate the impact of Covid from the impact of Brexit. / Doing so has exposed a hefty price being paid by many firms, as well as public service employment, for dislocation of Britain from its nearest neighbour's trading bloc.
Dough&Co started serving in October, months behind schedule after being hit by Brexit delays
Prices at the United Kingdom’s top restaurants have doubled since Brexit, two new guide books have revealed.
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."
Jason Atherton says he will have to mothball or fully close restaurants due to Conservative policy on EU employment after Brexit.
Perth steakhouse closes for ‘foreseeable future’ due to staff shortages blamed on Covid and Brexit 11/10/2022
A Perth restaurant owner says Brexit and Covid related staff shortages has left him with no other choice than to close his business.
Got No Beef announced that they have closed their doors for the final time.
Brexit and the pandemic are being blamed by a Horsham restaurant for an ‘unusually high level of staff shortages’ which has resulted in its temporary closure.
Nearly 200,000 hospitality workers have left the UK since the pandemic, despite post-Brexit visa schemes introduced by the Government, according to Caterer.com.
The Catalan kitchen has been part of the Canton food scene for ten years but has struggled with importing ingredients and getting staff.
Closures in 2020/21 follow 856 restaurants shutting down the year before.
Brexit’s impact on UK’s hospitality industry ‘huge’ as European workforce denied chances, says top Northern Ireland chef Clare Smyth 03/07/2022
Northern Ireland’s highest-honoured chef has described the impact of Brexit on the UK’s European hospitality workforce as ‘huge’. / "But Brexit has been huge. The whole industry is missing the European workforce."
A County Durham restaurant has been forced to close its doors after five years – with the owners highlighting the inconsistency of running a business through Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic.
A seafood restaurant in Portstewart says the rising cost of fuel, combined with Brexit complications means it cannot get fish.
NI seafood restaurant set for menu change after running out of fish due to ‘Brexit and rising costs’ 24/06/2022
A seafood restaurant in Portstewart has announced it will be changing its menu after running out of fish this week.
Battle to stabilise hospitality and tourism in the Ribble Valley after blows of Brexit and pandemic 16/06/2022
Tourism and hospitality activity in the Ribble Valley and work to stabilise the constantly-changing visitor economy following Brexit and the pandemic is being discussed by borough councillors this week.
UKHospitality estimates that shortages are suppressing economic activity in hospitality alone by £22bn - with the pandemic hangover and Brexit adding to an existing problem of finding skilled - and even unskilled - staff.
A small Cambridgeshire firm claimed business has "never been so good" since Brexit - but not everything is as it seems. / An article proclaiming how small businesses have “adapted to survive and thrive after Brexit” has been widely mocked on social media.
East Anglia small businesses still reeling from Brexit one year on as red tape and import costs soar 05/04/2022
A restaurant owner has warned businesses are still feeling the impact of higher import costs after Brexit - and says it could force him to the wall.
The past two years have been the hardest ever for restaurants. Amid critical shortages of staff, food supplies and even customers, can a new venture from the man behind Polpo survive?
One year after Brexit, Scotland’s fishing industry is still mired in chaos, leaving many businesses fearing for their future as deliveries to Europe continue to be snarled in costly red tape and delays.
'My restaurant used to make £2 million a year but thanks to Covid and Brexit we lost it all' 21/01/2022
Sarastro owner Murad Magden says his business is 'on its knees'.
"Brexit remains an important event for the market and has created risks for the sector, principally around the supply and cost of products and workforce shortages."
MasterChef’s Marcus Wareing: School cooking classes needed to fill ‘scary’ Brexit hospitality vacancies 24/11/2021
‘I’ve never, ever seen a staff shortage like I’m seeing right now. We’ve closed the door on our friends next door and they’re not coming over here any more’