Migrant workers harvesting cabbages in the Lincolnshire Fens© Tim Scrivener
The UK’s horticulture sector wakes up today, Friday 1 April, to what some predict will be the biggest upheaval in a generation – the introduction of the national living wage (NLW). With labour bills typically accounting for 35-60% of turnover and profit margins for many at about 2% of turnover, few sectors will face such a big challenge to remain profitable following the introduction of the national living wage (NLW). The changes create a new age band, pushing workers aged […]