Campaign to lure Poles back home amid fears of brain drain to Britain

Desperate Polish authorities are trying to encourage the hundreds of thousands of workers who moved to the UK to return home amid fears a brain drain is leaving the country short of talent.

The Warsaw government’s Powroty, or Returns, programme is aimed at persuading back the army of well educated and skilled workers who flocked to the UK when Poland joined the EU more than a decade ago.

Officials fear they are losing much needed talent and are now trying to provide new opportunities for their expats if they return.

It comes as figures show Poles and other Eastern European migrants have helped push up the UK population by more than half a million in just the last three years alone…