BHA responds to Prime Minster's Brexit speech
Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association, the leading tourism body said:
“The BHA has already called for a 10 year timescale to provide employers and British society more time to adapt, considering that the industry employs well over 700,000 EU workers.
In the meantime, it is crucial for the hospitality and tourism industry – the UK’s fourth largest sector – that EU migrants continue to be welcomed into our country.
“The impact of Brexit on labour shortages does not apply only to the technology and science industries but also sectors such as care and hospitality and tourism.
Without EU workers our industry will be unable to welcome visitors from home and abroad and keep the UK going.”