“The handling of the Brexit negotiations will involve preserving what is best of the EU. While there was talk of closing our borders to immigration we need to handle this carefully whereby we are able to attract talent from abroad as well as attract labour where we have a shortage. Small businesses do not want to be in a position where they lose a large pool of European labour and therefore restrict their choice. Small businesses need to be able to be flexible and to draw upon labour quickly.”
Nick Johnson, our joint managing partner, highlights why small and medium-sized enterprises who employ workers from different parts of the EU are worried about the potential skills gap they’ll be left with after the UK departs from the EU.