One of the key tenets of the liberal establishment, and no doubt we shall be fed much more of this in the current election campaign, is cheap labour is essential for the smooth functioning of the UK and other advanced economies. They are oh so wrong.
UK immigration has increased rapidly during the last 20 years, but that’s changing now, and it can have a dramatic impact on British businesses.
While the bosses of large corporations plan on expanding their workforce despite the uncertainty of Brexit, SME employers aren’t showing the same vote of confidence.
It’s been a wild start to 2017 and there is further change on the horizon, so the head of investments at venture capital firm Beringea has given us her thoughts on the economic upheaval, bringing unique insight as a UK-based American.
The head of employment and skills for the IOD, Seamus Nevin, has declared that those voting on Brexit because of immigration failed to see how the resulting policies would hinder economic progress. No prizes for guessing which way he voted.
As the EU referendum draws closer and with the Immigration Bill nearing Royal Assent, the coming months represent a turbulent legislative landscape for employers.
Businesses seeking to recruit overseas nationals who are based in the UK are faced with masses of red tape. Here is how to stay on the right side of the law.
Government, business associations and individual firms can help refugees contribute to the economy.
Northern Chambers of Commerce want policy changes made in transport, skills training and immigration to take into account needs of the region.
A severe shortage of chefs is resulting in two curry restaurants closing each week, thus Cobra Beer founder Lord Karan Bilimoria is campaigning to put a stop to the trend and add some spice to the “curry-making craft”.
Any further changes to curb migration will have a damaging and destabilising effect on a company's ability to recruit skilled labour, argues Kathryn Bradbury.
A major recruitment firm is urging the next government not to squeeze the life out of the UK’s "burgeoning" fintech sector by clamping down on immigration.