British workers not losing out, says pubs boss

Most of the jobs created by pubs giant Wetherspoon in the past two years have gone to Britons, disproving the belief that workers from this country are losing out to immigrants.

Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin said he believed some of the statistics covering the employment of immigrants compared with British-born workers were “dodgy”.

In the past two years, the company has opened around 100 new pubs, creating 3,300 jobs, with 90 per cent going to British-born applicants.

Mr Martin stressed that Wetherspoon was open to applications from anyone, and employed a number of non-British born staff.

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