Government looks to ease migration for hospitality staff

3rd March 2023

The Government is considering allowing more hospitality staff from overseas to work in the UK to help cope with staff shortages. Ministers have asked the Migration Advisory Committee for advice on whether the hospitality, construction and retail industries should be on the list of sectors where there is a shortage of workers, helping them recruit from abroad.

It is thought hospitality workers are the most likely to be put on the list, which makes it easier for staff to get jobs from abroad. Jeremy Hunt ordered the workforce review amid concerns the economy is being held back by shortages of workers that have emerged since the pandemic and Brexit.