Hotels and restaurants will need 10 years to replace EU workers because 'Brits don't want the jobs'

Restaurants in the UK will need a decade to replace their EU staff with British employees after Brexit because not enough home-grown workers want the jobs, the head of the British Hospitality Association (BHA) has warned.

BHA chair Ufi Ibrahim estimated that the UK’s hotel and restaurant chains would go bankrupt, landing a heavy blow to the economy, unless EU nationals were permitted to keep working in low-skilled jobs after Britain exited the bloc.

The association chief’s comments come after the director of human resources at Pret a Manger told a parliamentary committee that only one in 50 job applications her company received were from

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