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UK risks talent shortage as fewer overseas skilled workers apply to private sector

The number of skilled workers from overseas applying to enter the UK’s private sector has fallen by 9% since the Brexit vote, raising fears over an increasingly severe talent shortage after the UK leaves the EU. Figures from UK Visas and Immigration show that over 4,000 less...
Posted On 17 Feb 2020
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Brexit: A Time to Export?

Having written about exporting for Risk UK back in 2014, Dave Smith observes that it’s interesting to note how much has stayed the same since that time, but also notably just how much has changed. The single biggest factor is, of course, Brexit. Nearly three years after the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019
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BCC: Businesses ‘hung out to dry’ without answers in event of unwanted ‘no-deal’ Brexit

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a list of 20 critical questions that remain unanswered for the business community in what the organisation describes as the “unwelcome event” of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) on Friday 29 March with no exit deal having...
Posted On 20 Feb 2019
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BCC survey finds investment and recruitment would be cut in event of ‘no deal Brexit’

With just six months to go before the UK leaves the European Union (EU), the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is calling for UK ministers to redouble their efforts to reach an agreement with the EU – and ensure a transition period that could help firms prepare for change and...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018