It is reported that Four Seasons Health Care, one of the UK’s largest providers of social care is on the verge of collapsing into administration. Four Seasons employs 20,000 people and provides care for 17,000 in 343 care homes.
The company has repeatedly cited Brexit, and a slump in recruitment from EU countries since 2016, as a contributor to its difficulties.
Commenting, Gareth Thomas MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“Britain’s social care sector is plunging into ever deeper crisis and the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, if ever passed, will only make that worse.
“Artificially restricting the supply of workers for social care will tip more and more social care providers towards administration or worse.
“Issues like this were barely discussed in 2016 and now that we know just what the costs and risks of Brexit are, and with Parliament in deadlock, it is only fair and democratic that the public get to decide whether any Brexit deal is the right choice for our country’s future in a People’s Vote.”