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Brexit and minimum wage rises could add millions of pounds to the poultry industry’s labour bill in the coming years, industry leaders have warned. On 1 October the minimum wage rate rose by between 3-4.7% for workers between 16 and 25 years old, directly pushing up the labour bill this Christmas. For those dependent on migrant labour, the weak pound has led to even more significant wage costs this year. See also: Poultry industry considers Brexit priorities Longer term concerns also […]