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External Article29 November 2018

Inverness Hotel Staff Shortages 'Due To Brexit'

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Hoteliers in the Highlands say Brexit has caused a shortage in hospitality industry staff to reach "crisis levels".


Inverness Hotels Association said applications to vacancies from workers in continental Europe were "drying up".

The group of independent hoteliers said there were not enough hospitality degree course graduates to fill the posts.

And they warned that small businesses may be forced to close.

The association represents 80% of the city's hotel provision.

Inverness Hotels Association (IHA) employs about 1,500 staff. Among that number, more than 60 posts are requiring to be filled at the moment.

The association's comment has come amid the release of ONS figures on UK migration, which have remained steady but show a dip in EU citizens moving to the UK.

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