UK NEWS: Retailer Next tells Britain to lower immigration laws to save Christmas

LONDON, Sept. 29 – The next (NXT.L), one of Britain’s largest clothing retailers, has warned that it would be difficult to bring up normal jobs before Christmas unless the government relaxed post-Brexit immigration laws to allow more workers to enter the country.

Britain is already facing a crisis of labor. The shortage of truck drivers in the world’s fifth-largest economy has already threatened the delivery of petrol and has led to some vacancies on supermarkets, with many blaming Brexit.

Next, led by Brexit sponsor Simon Wolfson, who previously warned against cutting immigrants, on Wednesday said its clothing and home stores and online stores could be affected before Christmas, which is the highest time to shop in Britain.

“We expect that, without the relaxation of immigration laws, we may face deterioration in our operations until Christmas,” the salesman said in a half-year results statement.

Finding staff at the warehouse and equipment during the peak season was beginning to be stressful, he said.

The next hope is that Britain will temporarily allow foreign workers to come to the UK, reversing post-Brexit labor laws. To address the shortage of drivers, the government last week said it would issue temporary visas to 5,000 foreign drivers.

Monday that Britain’s warehouses would have to pay up to 30% more to hire workers after a shortage of workers increased pressure on already purchased chains and threatened to cut off seasonal purchasing power. Learn more

He later said his stock levels had dropped by 12% at the moment compared to the pre-epidemic but said it was better to work with smaller stocks.

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