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In terms of specific worker concerns, 24% of staff polled who were born outside the UK expressed concern about being forced to leave the country, while 11% of all staff polled expected to see a pay decrease and 6% expected to have to work longer hours as a result of Brexit.
45% of hospitality managers want the government to offer more support to the sector after Brexit and 30% want specific work permits to protect staff born outside of the UK.
Overall, the survey found that 53% of hospitality workers felt the UK had become a less welcoming place to live and work as a result of the Brexit vote.
However, of the businesses surveyed, 76% said they were ‘Brexit-ready’, with 10% training or upskilling (8%) staff, 15% recruiting from different markets such as older employees or working parents, 8% increasing salaries, 4% increasing staff benefits and 9% aiming to increase flexibility for workers.