NOW SURPASSED 10,000 SIGNATURES – Government will respond
As a response to the staff shortages seen in the hospitality sector, a petition has been launched, calling for the creation of a visa similar to the seasonal worker visa that horticulture workers receive. The petition will be for a visa for EU hospitality workers to come and support businesses in the UK for up to two years.
The petition has now reached 10,000 signatures and now the government will need to respond, and then at 100,000 signatures, the petition will be considered for debate in Parliament.
It is open until February 2023. According a report, the UK has lost 200,000 international workers since 2019. Signatures are already at 9,000 at time of writing – every signature counts.