seasonal workers

Seasonal Worker visa route to be extended until 2024

Seasonal Worker visa route to be extended until 2024

The Seasonal Worker visa scheme to allow seasonal workers to come to the UK will continue, but the government has...

December 24, 2021

RSABI launches new multi-lingual helpline to support migrant workers

RSABI launches new multi-lingual helpline to support migrant workers

Scotland’s rural charity, RSABI, has launched a new multi-lingual helpline to improve its accessibility to seasonal migrant workers. The charity, which...

August 31, 2021

Seasonal Worker Scheme to be introduced in 2021

Seasonal Worker Scheme to be introduced in 2021

NFU Scotland has welcomed the UK government’s announcement that it will introduce a Seasonal Worker Scheme in 2021 allowing access...

December 23, 2020

NFU Scotland hosts seminar on immigration effects on seasonal workers

NFU Scotland hosts seminar on immigration effects on seasonal workers

A number of new immigration routes that will form part of the UK government’s new points-based system were unveiled when...

December 6, 2020

Updated rules for seasonal farm workers arriving into the UK

Updated rules for seasonal farm workers arriving into the UK

Seasonal workers arriving in England to carry out vital work on farms ahead of Christmas will now be able to...

November 17, 2020

‘Immigation Bill must recognise the importance of non-UK workers’

‘Immigation Bill must recognise the importance of non-UK workers’

Farm organisations have called for the UK Government’s immigration legislation to recognise the important role non-UK workers play in food...

May 23, 2020

EU member states told to ‘exchange information’ on seasonal worker needs

EU member states told to ‘exchange information’ on seasonal worker needs

The European Commission has issued guidelines for EU member states to follow to ensure the continued movement of workers, including...

March 31, 2020

British farmers warn of ‘dangerous’ disappearance of EU labour

British farmers warn of ‘dangerous’ disappearance of EU labour

The supply of seasonal workers required for a successful harvest in the UK is “already in danger” for the year...

July 12, 2017

British farms ‘critically short’ of seasonal fruit and veg labour supply

British farms ‘critically short’ of seasonal fruit and veg labour supply

England and Wales have suffered a 17% decline in the number of seasonal workers required for the harvesting of fruit...

June 23, 2017

Calls for seasonal work permit scheme for non-EU workers in the UK

Calls for seasonal work permit scheme for non-EU workers in the UK

There is an urgent need for a substantial trial of a seasonal agricultural permit scheme for non-EU workers in the...

November 3, 2016