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FTA fears loss of lower-skilled workers

[ September 18, 2018   //   ]

The Freight Transport Association has reacted angrily to the government’s Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report, published on 18 September, saying that it had ignored the industry’s repeated warnings about the importance of lower-skilled workers.

FTA said it failed to acknowledge the value these workers bring to the nation’s economy and how important their role is in ensuring that Britain can keep trading after Brexit.

Roles covered by these workers are often based in areas of low unemployment where competition for workers is already high, so Britain’s supply chain could easily be at risk if they are forced to return to their home countries.

Due to the regulation of the sector, logistics businesses cannot immediately look to other non-EEA countries to help plug the skills shortages which losing these European workers will cause.

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