The number of EU citizens applying to live and work in Cumbria has fallen since Britain voted to leave.
New figures have shown a drop in the amount of people immigrating from countries in the EU to areas such as Allerdale and south Cumbria.
Immigration solicitor, Alex McAll, at Carlisle-based Wragg Mark-Bell says there is a noticeable contrast between the districts in Cumbria.
- Areas figures decreased :
- Allerdale - 319 in 2016 to 236 in 2018
- South Lakeland - 802 in 2016 to 623 in 2018
- Eden - 279 in 2016 to 237 in 2018
- Carlisle - 493 in 2016 and 454 in 2018
Copeland is the only area that saw an increase - with 47 in 2016 and 60 in 2018.
The firm says they have more immigration cases coming to them as EU migrants, worried about the possible implications of Brexit, explore options to protect their families living in the UK.
The Chamber of Commerce says it is a trend that could lead to serious problems for the country's hospitality industries.