Conference News March 2019 - Page 22

22 Cover Story Fair d work fo day’s The government’s plan to impose a minimum salary threshold on EU workers could spell trouble for the industry… or is it a fair move after all? he Events Industry Board Talent Taskforce recently published their report highlighting a skills gap in the industry (read CN’s February issue, p33). Filling these gaps may have just become all the harder as, at the end of 2018, the Home Office published a White Paper on immigration post-Brexit. The document says that in order to work in the UK, EU workers would need to earn at least £30,000 per year. There are many jobs in the industry that fall beneath this threshold. UKinbound, the trade association that represents nearly 400 of the UK’s top tourism businesses, responded by urging the Government to re-think the proposed salary requirement. UKinbound, CEO, Joss Croft said: “Recruiting and retaining good staff in the inbound tourism industry has always been a