Worker shortages: UK businesses urge post-Brexit immigration rule change

Farmers, bankers, retailers, transporters and restauranteurs have warned in recent weeks that tighter immigration rules put in place after Britain left the European Union are making it hard for them to find workers and keep their businesses running. Supermarkets are struggling to keep some specific foods stocked, while McDonald’s (MCD) temporarily stopped serving milkshakes and Nando’s ran out of its signature peri peri chicken. Meat processors can’t keep up with demand, and farmers are warning that there won’t be enough turkeys at Christmas. Abattoirs can’t cope with the number of pigs being reared.

Banks are the latest to sound the alarm. TheCityUK, which represents the United Kingdom’s huge financial services industry, said Thursday that its members were seeing “significant cost increases to securing the high-skilled talent that they need to compete on the global stage.”

“To stay competitive, we must have the best global talent. Without it, we will…

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