There have been many depressing reports of a decrease in the number of people studying languages. This is reflected in this article
An interesting point is that "more than half (58%) of UK adults wish they hadn’t let the language
skills they learned at school slip, 77% agree that language skills
increase employability and just over half (53%) regret not having made
the most of studying languages when they had the chance."
It is to be hoped that Brexit does not happen but it seems that the lack of encouragement to learn languages and to understand other cultures may have been a factor in causing the referendum result.