Labour Shortage

EFRA report: Gov lacks understanding of issues facing farm sector

EFRA report: Gov lacks understanding of issues facing farm sector

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has concluded that the UK government has not demonstrated a strong understanding...

April 6, 2022

Business coalition calls on government to solve UK supply chain crisis

Business coalition calls on government to solve UK supply chain crisis

A coalition of leading food and farming businesses is calling the government ahead of the NFU Food Security Summit taking...

December 14, 2021

55% confidence drop for UK food and drink businesses

55% confidence drop for UK food and drink businesses

Businesses in the UK food and drink sector reported a net confidence drop of 55% (to -51%) in quarter three...

December 9, 2021

DEFRA’s labour shortfall survey – deadline approaches

DEFRA’s labour shortfall survey – deadline approaches

The closing date for completion of a Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) survey that will assess...

November 15, 2021

Labour shortage: Will we have enough Xmas trees this year?

Labour shortage: Will we have enough Xmas trees this year?

A UK Christmas tree retailer has warned of a potential shortage of real trees this year, due to the on-going...

September 24, 2021

Food and farming orgs ask PM to solve labour shortage ‘with urgency’

Food and farming orgs ask PM to solve labour shortage ‘with urgency’

Twelve of the UK’s food and farming organisations have called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to solve the current labour...

September 23, 2021

Migration Advisory Committee calls for evidence on labour shortages

Migration Advisory Committee calls for evidence on labour shortages

Rural businesses are urged to respond to the Government’s review of the shortage occupation list as the deadline to make...

November 30, 2018

MPs see first-hand ‘appalling waste’ on Scotland’s fields of rotting fruit

MPs see first-hand ‘appalling waste’ on Scotland’s fields of rotting fruit

A band of brave Westminster Scottish Affairs Committee members have taken to Scotland’s fields to give fruit picking a go...

July 21, 2018