French restaurant group Big Mamma may row back on its UK expansion plans, saying the Government’s poor track record during the Coronavirus crisis has led to greater uncertainty over how it will handle Brexit.
The Government’s proposed points-based immigration bill, which could make it impossible for hospitality businesses to secure EU migrants for entry-level positions, has been given initial approval by MPs.
The Government’s proposed points-based immigration bill, which has previously been described as “disastrous” for the hospitality sector, poses "a threat to the national interest” says Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary.
Industry figures including Hoppers director Karan Gokani, chef Asma Khan, and Oklava founders Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie have spoken out against the Government designating hospitality workers as ‘low skilled’.
Conservative party plans to reduce immigration to the ‘tens of thousands’ could put the brakes on the growth of the UK's restaurant sector, the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has warned.