Call for clarity on EU workers

THE Scottish Retail Consortium has renewed calls for clarity over the rights of EU citizens currently residing in the UK, criticising government for a lack of clarity over the future of EU nationals currently working in Scotland’s retail industry.

The SRC claims there are 10,000 EU nationals currently employed by the retail industry in Scotland whose future remains uncertain.

SRC director David Lonsdale said: “In stores, head offices, and logistics, EU workers make an enormous positive contribution to the choice, price and availability of goods available to Scottish shoppers.

“We want to see certainty about their future working status in the UK for their sake, but also as it could ultimately affect the choice and availability of goods on shop shelves that Scottish customers have come to expect.”