Firms face Brexit skills shortage, forcing up wages in some sectors (Independent)

Firms face Brexit skills shortage, forcing up wages in some sectors (Independent)

Many UK firms are finding it more difficult to recruit the staff they need after a fall in net migration from the EU, a new report has said.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said 40 per cent of employers had more problems filling vacancies than they did last year. This has led to a boost in wages for those in certain jobs, the report noted.

After reaching record levels in 2014 and 2015, net migration has fallen, largely thanks to more people leaving the UK, according to the latest Office for National Statistics data. The number of EU-born workers in the UK increased by 7,000 from Q1 2017 to Q1 2018, compared with an increase of 148,000 from Q1 2016 to Q1 2017. Read more

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