So we voted to leave the European Union on June 23rd, and many people tell us a bright future awaits.
Eurosceptics like Boris Johnson, Liam Fox, or even Nigel Farage can’t sort the skills shortage, or even begin to address it, they have other things to do, so if there is a shortage of skilled people, we are leaving Europe, what do we do and who do we look to for help?
Hundreds of thousands of people have come here to work in construction but what will happen when we finally shut the door on EU workers and employers who need, for example, insulation installers, cannot look to the EU, there’s a lack of people here in the UK to do it, so what does the employer do?
Where will these skilled people come from?
Will we still be able to recruit from Europe to stem a shortage of a particular trade, such as bricklayers, or would employers be looking to the commonwealth, as they did in the sixties?
We go through a few scenarios here and find out what is happening, why it has happened, and what may happen when we finally exit the European Union? Read More