The Courier | 5 September 2018
Desperate farmers will be able to bring in workers from outside the EU under a trial migrant scheme expected to be announced this week.
The Courier understands the trial will allow fruit and vegetable farmers to employ migrant workers for a maximum of six months before they must return to their own country.
A UK Government official said the pilot would help in the “short term” during peak production periods, but called on farmers to pursue harvesting technology to reduce the demand on physical labour.
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