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What Brexit means for IT businesses

Tamlin Magee | March 15, 2016
Brexit means data headaches and business uncertainty, say IT pros and lawyers

Unless, of course, it's 'remain'. Then, like or loathe the EU, it's back to business as expected. 

And an exit from the EU has the potential to cause headaches for the CIOs and IT teams of just about any business operating in the UK, and for tech firms themselves.

Brexit for business: Skills gap left unplugged

As our sister title writes, CIOs are feeling some trepidation about a possible Brexit - with worries that a vote to leave could significantly disrupt operations, particularly in hiring.

British organisations that employ EU staff in their IT teams include, to name just a few: British Gas, Jaguar Land Rover, infrastructure projects HS2 and Crossrail, the Royal Mail, Save the Children, Thomson Reuters, Eurostar, Gatwick Airport, De Beers, Paul Smith, BT, JCB, Virgin Airways, Starbucks, Channel 4 and The National Trust.

And with all the talk of a UK-wide skills gap, does it make any sense at all to close the borders and clamp down on the freedom of movement for workers?

Source: Computerworld UK 


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