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Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 158941, tabled on 29 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reintroduce the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme.

Answered on

4 July 2018

The Government is considering the latest data and working closely with industry to understand labour demand and supply, including both permanent and seasonal workforce requirements.

Under the implementation period agreement, employers in the agricultural and food processing sectors can continue to recruit EU citizens until the end of 2020. In June 2018 we announced further details about how EU citizens and their families can obtain settled status in the UK.

The Government keeps its position on seasonal workers under close review.

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