Employer confidence in the British economy has moved into negative territory, the latest report from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), released on Wednesday, makes clear.
Commenting, Mary Creagh MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:
“It’s clear that Brexit is having a chilling impact on hiring in vital sectors like construction, hospitality and engineering.
“The Government’s confusion over the detail of our withdrawal from the EU, and their shameful refusal to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in Britain, are damaging British businesses.
“To protect jobs and our economy, they need to give citizens and businesses certainty that all EU workers living in Britain will have their rights guaranteed, and that Brexit will not be used as an excuse for a self-defeating crackdown on immigration from Europe.”