The Government’s decision to prioritise immigration control over the economy will lead to worsening skills shortages in the private sector and the NHS, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) say today [Wednesday].
In their latest Jobs report, the REC say their new figures show that: “The NHS is already in turmoil because it doesn’t have enough staff and the Government’s decision to prioritise immigration control over the economy in their EU negotiations means that finding candidates will become yet more difficult in the future.”
Commenting, Ben Bradshaw MP, supporter of Open Britain, said:
“Before we have even left the European Union, employers are worried that the Government’s choice to prioritise immigration policy over economic policy is making businesses and public services worse off.
“Our economy is suffering from skills shortages and our NHS lacks enough staff. A draconian crackdown on immigration would damage our economy and create more problems for our NHS.
“People want our immigration system to be reformed, but not at the expense of a hard, destructive Brexit that would make our country and our public services worse off.”
Notes to editors:
Open Britain is campaigning to protect the right to remain of EU citizens who work in our National Health Service: http://www.open-britain.co.uk/protect_eu_workers_in_the_nhs.
A YouGov poll commissioned by Open Britain has found that a majority of Leave voters are unwilling to be a penny worse off as a result of the Government’s drive to reduce immigration: http://www.open-britain.co.uk/morgan_new_poll_shows_leave_voters_not_prepared_to_have_their_family_finances_affected_by_government_prioritising_immigration_over_the_economy.