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UK to trial non-EU seasonal worker scheme after Brexit

AFP

Britain announced yesterday it will trial a six-month visa system to let in non-EU seasonal workers to pick crops, as Brexit leaves farmers facing a labour shortage, reports AFP from London.

The two-year pilot programme will allow 2,500 workers from outside the European Union into Britain each year to help fruit and vegetable growers, amid dwindling arrivals from eastern bloc members.

The scheme, starting in spring 2019 and permitting them to stay for up to six months, is intended to alleviate “labour shortages during peak production periods”, according to the Home Office.

“This pilot will ensure farmers have access to the seasonal labour they need to remain productive and profitable during busy times of the year,” Home Secretary Sajid Javid said in a statement.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove added the government had “listened to the powerful arguments from farmers about the need for seasonal labour”.

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