Fears for late-night takeaways if Brexit limits staffing

This article was first published on The Times on 12 March 2018.

The late-night kebab could be under threat if the government goes ahead with curbs on immigration after Brexit, the industry has warned.

Curry houses and other takeaways relying on specialist chefs could also struggle to fill vacancies.

Ibrahim Dogus, founder of the British Kebab Awards which are held tonight, urged ministers to ensure new rules on migrant workers do not damage the industry.

In an article for The Times Red Box, he claimed that almost a quarter of takeaways are unable to recruit the staff needed to run their business.

“This is particularly acute for those cuisines requiring specialist chefs in curry and kebab houses, sushi and also fish frying.”

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