News that Sajid Javid has ordered a review into the £30,000 minimum salary threshold for EU migrants is being applauded by the hospitality and events sector. In the recent third annual HBAA Brexit survey, 18.7% of HBAA members reported that Brexit has had a major impact on their ability to recruit staff whereas 12 months ago that figure was just 9.6% and in 2017, only 2.3% of respondents held that view.

Commenting on the findings, Juliet Price, Consultant Executive Director, HBAA said: “The industry is striving to recruit young people to build careers in this engaging industry but in the near future we shall not be able to replace all the migrant workers. Unless this minimum salary barrier for work permits is removed, the UK hospitality and events industry faces great challenges in maintaining its high service levels.”