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The UK depends on EU workers, but some are already leaving

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Almost 42% of packers, bottlers, and canners in UK industries are EU nationals.

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Share of EU workers in the UK

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They are just one example of how the UK economy depends on lower-skilled EU workers.

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Other sectors have more than a quarter of jobs filled by EU nationals, including food and drink processing, car and house cleaners, and weighers and testers of products.

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But the UK is planning to make it harder for them to enter the country. It might cut free access starting in 2019, after it leaves the bloc.

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The final decision will depend on the negotiations, but people are not waiting. Many EU citizens are already leaving, and immigration to the UK is dropping.

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EU immigration to the UK

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