Seasonal agriculture workers' pilot scheme launched

A pilot scheme to enable non-EU migrant workers to work on British farms has launched today.

I've been arguing for years that fruit farmers need to know they will be able to hire the workers they need, whatever happens with Brexit. This is a step in the right direction.

Under the pilot scheme 2,500 non-EU workers will work on UK farms for six months.

DEFRA will monitor the pilot and the outcome will help determine future immigration policy. Read more here.

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