The Scottish government has set out proposals to tackle the post-Brexit labor crisis and boost the number of working age people in rural communities. Scotland’s rural affairs secretary Mairi Gougeon said a shortage in local labor supply needed addressing urgently.
Ms Gougeon said: “The salary threshold for the UK’s immigration system and the Shortage Occupation List are not enough to attract working age people to our rural areas. The Scottish government has long argued that the current system does not meet Scotland’s migration needs.”
She added: “We cannot just rely on retention of the existing population. We need to attract new people, families and those of working age who can help to grow and sustain our communities.”
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