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Ease work permit rules for hotels, says industry

DED unveiled report from UK consultants

Could the government ease work restriction rules for workers in the hospitality industry?

This week, the Department of Economic Development unveiled a new report from UK consultants into the Island’s hotel industry.

And high on the list of gripes from businesses was the lack of staff – hoteliers say Manx workers won’t do the jobs, but they can’t recruit from off-Island because of work permit rules.

Andrew Keeling of Hotel Solutions, who carried out the research, says the government needs to step in.

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