LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s authorities will quadruple the annual immigration quota for seasonal farm staff to 10,000 from subsequent 12 months to sort out labour shortages within the sector after Brexit, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.
Presently Britain permits 2,500 individuals from exterior the European Union to work quickly on British farms annually, a quantity that the sector says is just too low. Many different farm staff come from poorer elements of the EU, and don’t but face a quota.
“Our immigration system ought to replicate the wants of the farming sector, and increasing and persevering with the seasonal staff scheme might be an necessary a part of that,” agriculture minister Theresa Villiers instructed the Sunday Telegraph.
The enlargement might be formally introduced as a part of the Conservative Social gathering’s marketing campaign within the run-up to a nationwide election on Dec. 12, the newspaper mentioned. (Reporting by David Milliken; Enhancing by Andrea Ricci)