Many UKemployers have had to pay "well above market rate"
to attractemployees over the past year as a skills shortage
intensifies, a surveysuggests.
Almost allfirms in a survey of 400 by the Open University
said it had been difficult tofind workers with the skills they
The distancelearning university calculated the problem was
costing companies more than £2bna year.
It saiduncertainty surrounding Brexit was exacerbating the
It found peoplealready in work were reluctant to move
employer, while some EU nationals didnot want to take a UK role
because of the lack of clarity over futureimmigration