Monday, 28 May 2018

Food and farming sector makes post-Brexit demands

The food and farming industry wants assurances from the government that it will still be able to recruit enough staff from the EU after Brexit.

The demand came as part of a manifesto drawn up by more than 100 organisations across the industry and sent to the PM.

It urges the government to publish a white paper setting out its immigration plans "as a matter of priority".

A government spokesperson said those in the sector would be able to recruit EU citizens until December 2020.

Those in the farming industry have previously raised concerns about the impact of leaving the European Union on agricultural labour, which is often short-term, flexible and seasonal.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove said earlier this year that the case for a seasonal agricultural workers scheme after the UK leaves the EU in 2019 was "compelling."

BBC     News.

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