Leaked Home Office documents show that the current government’s post-Brexit plan for its workforce includes ending free movement of labour immediately and adding restrictions that attempt to deter all but highly-skilled EU workers from entering the UK.
A government spokesperson said that the Home Office will not comment on leaked draft documents, adding that they “will be setting out our initial proposals for a new immigration system which takes back control of the UK’s borders later in the autumn.”
If the Home Office’s plans come to fruition, some HR departments will be fearful it could impact their hiring ability.
Earlier this year, Andre Wareham, HR Director, Pret A Manger, told the House of Lords economic affairs select committee that only one in 50 of their applicants is British.
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