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Firms are being urged to step up their preparations for Brexit after a new study found that employers are "totally unprepared" for a fall in migration once Britain leaves the EU. A survey of 500 business leaders by the Resolution Foundation showed a huge gap between the kind of immigration…
Ulster Unionist leader Robin Swann wants Northern Ireland's health trusts to be merged into a single body in an overhaul of the healthcare system. The party's manifesto says that to reform the region's "broken" healthcare system the UUP would merge the five health and social care trusts and put in…
The NHS could face a bill of £1 billion every year if retired British expats who are currently cared for in Europe need to receive their treatment in Britain, a new report has suggested. If all the British pensioners who currently receive health care in other countries through European Union…
The Tory manifesto will keep the commitment to reducing net migration the "tens of thousands", with Theresa May setting out a series of measures aimed at getting the numbers down. The manifesto will double the charge levied on firms employing migrants, and increase the amount paid by migrant workers and…
Theresa May is unveiling a "new deal for workers" including protections for people in the "gig economy", a statutory right to leave for those who need to care for a family member and a commitment to further increases in the national living wage. In a further sign of the Prime…
Waiting times for physiotherapy could worsen because of visa restrictions on workers and uncertainty over Brexit, it is being warned. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy accused the Government of not having a coherent strategy on the recruitment of overseas staff. An extra 500 physiotherapists were needed every year to keep…
Morale among NHS medics and care workers from the EU has been hit by the uncertainty of Brexit, the Health Select Committee has warned. The MPs said around 150,000 workers in health and social care faced an uncertain future because of the decision to leave the European Union. The cross-party…
A serious shortage of paediatricians and concerns over Brexit are putting children's health services at risk, a Royal College has warned. Hospital inpatient units for children and neonatal units across the UK are still having to close their doors to new admissions due to a shortage of staff, a new…
The NHS could suffer a nursing shortage of up to 42,000 just six years after Brexit, a leaked Government projection claims. Concerns have been raised about the prediction - a worst-case scenario figure produced by civil servants to reflect the case where EU and non-EU nurses stop coming into the…
More than 140,000 NHS and care workers in England face an uncertain future after Brexit unless the Government guarantees the rights of European Union citizens, according to a new study. Nearly one in 20 NHS workers in England are from the European Economic Area (EEA) while the proportion is even…
Nurses, social workers and teaching assistants will be among EU workers lobbying MPs today over their right to remain in the UK. The move is aimed at urging the Government to guarantee that citizens will be able to stay in this country post-Brexit. Campaigners are pressing the Prime Minister to…
Record levels of hate crime were reported by three-quarters of police forces in England and Wales in the aftermath of last year's EU referendum, new analysis has shown. In some areas the number of incidents jumped by more than 50%. A human rights organisation has said the country should prepare…
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