Brexit could lead to oil worker exodus, Oil and Gas UK warns

There are uncertain times ahead for the industry.

Post-Brexit visas could lead to the oil industry losing workers to other countries, an Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) manager has told MPs.

‎OGUK skills and employment issues manager Alix Thom responded to questions about the impact of leaving the EU on the industry’s workforce at Westminster’s Scottish Affairs Committee.

Ms Thom said visas had caused problems in the past and she believed they would do so again, particularly as there is still a science and engineering skills shortage in the UK, meaning companies will continue to need to import workers.

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