According to the ONS, the number of EU nationals working in Britain has fallen by 16% since the start of the pandemic, down around 364,000 to 1.87 between July and September this year compared with last year.

The number of overseas workers from outside the EU also fell 5% to 1.29 million.

One major factor is the limiterd opportunity for work in the hospitality sector, and the prospect of quarantine.

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