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Labour shortages are a big problem. But the answer is right in front of us

Speak to any small business owner about the challenges they’re facing, and you’ll notice staff shortages as a recurring theme. Yes, rents are going up, along with fuel and energy costs, and supply chain and logistics remain extremely challenging. All this is adding to the cost crunch, and with interest rates going up, and some natural belt tightening likely to impact consumer spending, many business owners remain on edge. Still the top issue on everyone’s mind – from small cafes to o