CEO Comments On Post Brexit Migration White Paper

CEO Comments On Post Brexit Migration White Paper

19 December 2018

Reacting to the White Paper published today by the Home Secretary on post-Brexit rules for migrants, Colin Neill, Chief Executive, Hospitality Ulster commented:

“The issues around the migrant workforce within the wider Brexit debate is a concerning issue for the hospitality sector in Northern Ireland.”


“We are encouraged to hear that areas which we have pushed for, such as a review of the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) specifically for Northern Ireland; Understanding of the special challenges locally due to the border with the Republic of Ireland; and the need to lower the minimum salary threshold from £30,000 to £24,500 for NI, have been raised directly with the Home Secretary at the House of Commons. It is clear that our voice is being heard.”


“We are actively reviewing the white paper which has just been published and will be highlighting any impacts on the hospitality sector during the consultative period.”


“We will be inviting the Home Secretary to Northern Ireland in the New Year as part of this process and will continue to press our case that the hospitality sector is vital to the local economy and that it must be protected.”