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The British government has ruled out a seasonal agricultural workers scheme which helps people from overseas temporarily work on U.K. farms and vitally plug gaps in the fruit picking workforce. 


The government has rejected calls for a seasonal agricultural workers scheme (SAWS) so people from overseas can fill temporary job vacancies on UK farms.

Immigration minister Robert Goodwill told MPs that reports of a UK farm labour shortage following last year’s vote to leave the EU were not supported by statistics.

7th March 2017

Open letter to all HOPS grower and worker members.


Since the Brexit vote, there has been some mixed messaging in the press and on social media with regards to freedom of movement and the ability to work in the UK.

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee


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Congratulations to Nick Wade - the winner of HOPS prize draw at LAMMA show 2016!!!