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Meetings offer chance to air post-Brexit labour concerns

30th Jan 2019 / By Alistair Driver

Those connected to the pig industry with concerns over labour supply after we leave the EU are urged to attend a series of roundtable meeting being held to give employers a chance to air their views.

The events organised by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), which is advising the Government on its post-Brexit migration and employment policy, an issue of huge concern to the pig sector, which is heavily reliant on EU labour.

The MAC’s ‘call for evidence’ on the Shortage Occupation List (SOL), whereby stakeholders were encouraged to submit evidence online in relation to any job titles or occupations believed to be in shortage, is now closed.

As a follow-up, the MAC, in conjunction with the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) are arranging roundtable meetings across the UK to engage with employers and hear their concerns and issues with regards to shortages. The meetings will aim to identify if there are any ‘synergies or differences in the evidence submitted’ and gather a more in depth understanding of the situation.

The first meeting took place in Birmingham on Tuesday.

The North East meeting is scheduled to take place on Friday, February 14 from 1pm to 3pm at the Ubisoft EMEA Consumer Relationship Centre, The Hub, Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne  NE1 7PF

Further locations and dates are to be announced for: East of England, London, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, (Edinburgh), South East, South West, Wales (Newport/Swansea, Cardiff) and Yorkshire and the Humber.

You can find more information and updates on meeting times and venues here

There are limited spaces available at these events and you should contact the MAC Keval.Mulji@homeoffice.gov.uk if you wish to attend.