Brexit putting thousands of ski resort jobs at risk for British workers
Link to The GUardian
Brexit has put up to 25,000 British seasonal jobs in ski resorts and summer activity holidays at risk, with businesses saying they are facing
an “existential crisis” because they will not be able to hire British staff after March if the UK crashes out of the EU.
What a shocking story.
And it is pretty much true. But let’s dig deeper… … Because the media is not always trustworthy and has a tendency to spread fear.
Yes my left leaning scarf wearing chums, The Guardian is just as bad as the rest.
25,000 as a number on its own seems huge. 25,000 bottles of beer drunk by one man alone is indeed MASSIVE. But in order to understand big numbers we
must put them into perspective.
Let’s assume the 25,000 figure is correct and concerns only English workers going out to work in ski resorts.
The UK population is about 60 million.
Of which (appx) 32 million are workers.
This means less than 0.1%
of our workforce will be effected. Less than 1% and it is a big headline in a big paper!
The actual figure is 0.07% of the UK workforce is POTENTIALLY (not definitely effected).
Yes, people will have to find seasonal work elsewhere… But relatively it is not many people.
So is there something which can ‘off-set’ this 25,000 lost jobs? (sorry, maybe potentially lost jobs).
If we leave the EU we leave behind the The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). This will give us much more control over our waters.
In 2016 we controlled 30% of the waters and revenue was a staggering £800 million. Therefore… once we gain more control over our waters there is a
potential for £1.6 billion industry. 96% growth.
THIS IS £1.6 BILLION!!
More jobs, more money, more industry!
Link to summary of report
Link to report
Some additions to the preposterous nature of the ski resort claim:
The benefit of this system of free movement is that these ski resort workers can earn abroad but pay tax in the UK! Wow. However, you must earn over
£11k to begin paying tax… How many seasonal young workers, over the course of a skiing season do you think earn substantially over that threshold?
I’m willing to bet hardly any qualify to pay much tax at all.
Also, the resorts do not need to close
, they can just employ people from other nations who can, by tradition, speak a multitude of languages,
rather than us Brits who only speak one.
But Brexit has broken their business model, said former owner Charles Owen, managing director of European Pubs Ltd
To that, I say, bo****ks!
Sorry to hit and run, I have to travel now. Back when I can
edit on 19-12-2018 by and14263 because: (no reason given)