UK companies fear hit from Brexit migration rules – CBI

FILE PHOTO: A bird flies as the sun rises behind the city of London financial district in London, Britain August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s plans to introduce a new system for immigration after Brexit risk being too complicated and causing a shortage of skilled workers, a leading employers group said on Thursday.

More than 70% of 304 businesses surveyed by the Confederation of British Industry said reduced access to skilled workers was the biggest threat to the country’s labour market.

More than half of the companies said they would be hurt if immigration policy was not simplified. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has proposed an Australian-style, points-based system for deciding who can come into Britain to work after Brexit with people of “exceptional talent” being fast-tracked into the country.

“It’s clear what’s weighing on businesses minds is uncertainty


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