Famworkers harvesting lettuce© Tim Scrivener
The NFU has called for a work permit scheme to help ease a farm labour shortage expected to rise to 95,000 workers a year after the UK leaves the EU. NFU representatives met Home Office officials to push for a “substantial” trial of a Seasonal Agricultural Permit Scheme for non-EU workers in 2017. Speaking after the meeting on Tuesday (1 November), NFU horticulture chairman Ali Capper said: “The industry has very specific needs for labour in agriculture and horticulture. “Horticulture alone […]
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