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British Takeaway Campaign responds to quarterly immigration statistics

Article Date: 2017-11-30

The British Takeaway Campaign, an umbrella group representing those involved in the supply and preparation of the nation’s favourite foods, today (Thursday) commented on the quarterly migration statistics.

Responding to the latest migration figures, Ibrahim Dogus, Chair of the British Takeaway Campaign, said:

"With a third of takeaway restaurants experiencing skills shortages, particularly for chefs, and more than a third saying Brexit will make it more difficult to recruit staff, it^s vital that the immigration system enables the sector to access the skills it needs from inside and outside the EU.

"As well as an immediate guarantee on EU citizens right to remain, we need to see further action on skills, and investment in high-quality vocational training to develop home-grown talent. We are also calling for a review of the Shortage Occupation List to enable takeaways to access skilled chefs from outside the EU.”

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