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Shortfall of 330,000 workers in UK due to Brexit, say thinktanks

Immigration from non-EU countries failed to take up slack after ‘freedom of movement’ ended

Brexit has led to a shortfall of 330,000 people in the UK labour force, mostly in the low-skilled economy, a report by leading researchers has found.

The departure from the EU in 2020 led to an increase in immigration from non-EU countries but not enough to compensate from the loss of workers from neighbouring countries, according to the joint findings of the thinktanks Centre for European Reform (CER) and UK in a Changing Europe.

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