Brexit | Plugging The Gap

Thursday 6th September 2018, saw the Home Secretary in conjunction with the Environment Secretary, announce a new, two-year pilot scheme to bring non-EU/EEA seasonal agricultural labour into the UK for peak production periods.

The scheme intends to allow 2,500 short term visas for migrant workers from outside the EU to plug the gap that is anticipated with a reduction of EU/EEA workers, who traditionally have picked the UK’s fruit and vegetables on UK farms, post Brexit.

The visa will be for a maximum of six- months.

No details of how the scheme will operate have yet been disclosed.

See the government announcement in full here.

Jane Aspden

28th October 2020

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