This Skift article looks at the likelihood of what will happen to the UK hospitality labour market after Brexit ends the freedom of movement that has allowed Europeans to work in the United Kingdom, and vice versa, from an American viewpoint.

It discusses the impact of a proposed minimum salary threshold of £30,000 and skills-based merit system for EU incomers on the UK hospitality workforce, which has an average salary of £23,000.

Nearly a third of respondents to a recent ONS survey said they rely on European nationals for more than half of their labour force, and models suggests that 100,000 European employees currently working in the UK travel sector earn less than £30,000.

The UK Migration Advisory Committee will report to the Home Office with updated recommendations and policies by January 2020.

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