Over two-thirds of tech workers are considering quitting the UK following last year’s EU referendum vote and the government’s push for ‘hard’ Brexit, with other European cities and locations in North America and Australia on the list of places to go next, according to a survey conducted by job marketplace Hired.
The research also found that the number of foreign candidates on its platform had slumped 60% compared to pre-referendum days. And the proportion of UK firms sending offers to these kinds of candidates has declined from 25% at the start of 2016 to just 18% one year later.
In addition, the number of non-British candidates willing to accept tech job offers in the UK has fallen 20% since the referendum vote.
And over 60%, of British tech job seekers believe the country’s exit from the EU will damage its technology sector, while a huge 85% reckon restricting the movement of EU workers will have a negative effect on the UK’s business prospects. Two-fifths said they were less likely to start a business in the UK following to the referendum vote.
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