A new government report says it’s not going to happen.
In the wake of the shock Brexit vote, the UK has become the biggest economic casualty of a political crisis that has left the country’s economy reeling and hundreds of thousands of people unemployed.
The government says it will not be changing any of the regulations that were put in place after the vote, but the move will have an impact.
The UK’s unemployment rate has been running at more than 7% since June 2019, but in the wake the vote to leave the EU, it’s falling faster than the general population.
The jobs of the future are still uncertain, but a new report from the UK’s Office for National Statistics says it won’t take too long for those who did not want to go, to find work.
More than 1.8 million people lost their jobs in the last two years, including around 600,000 in manufacturing, according to the report.
That was down from the 3.4 million who lost their job in the same period in 2019.
The number of people working part-time as a result of the Brexit vote is also expected to fall, with around 300,000 people expected to lose their jobs.
But the number of employees, including those in the public sector, who are now part-timers is expected to rise, and this could have a ripple effect.
People will find it difficult to find full-time work, and there will be fewer opportunities for people to get full-year contracts, the report says.
The report also warns that the government will have to find more money to meet its £8bn deficit and is expecting that to come from a wider range of spending, including tax cuts and welfare payments.
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) estimates the budget deficit for the year 2020 is likely to be £12bn.