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The staffing nightmare before Christmas

The effects of Brexit and Covid-19 have been felt over the entirety of the hospitality landscape; with European workers no longer able to come back into the UK and the appetite for the sector starting to improve, the sector may face the most grueling festive season yet when it comes to staffing

The food and drink sector is of “vital importance to the UK economy, according to the trade association, UKHospitality, and no more so than the usual (barring Covid-aside) busy festive period. A latest report from the organisation shows that the sector alone contributes an astounding £120bn to the economy and employs around 13% of the country’s workforce.

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