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‘Not the Brexit I wanted’ – Next boss calls for more foreign workers in UK

Leave backer Lord Wolfson says UK must let in much-needed overseas workers to plug chronic labour shortages

Simon Wolfson, the chief executive of clothing and homeware retail Next has urged the government to make it easier to allow foreign workers into the UK and said this is “not the Brexit I wanted”.

The Conservative peer and Brexit supporter said the government was blocking much-needed workers from entering the UK, even though firms were desperate for labour.

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