Video: British growers tell MPs why they struggle to find seasonal workers post-Brexit

  • Print
  • Share
  • Comments (1)
  • Save

Source: Parliamentary Recording Unit

Ever since the Brexit referendum last June, British growers have warned it is becoming increasingly hard to find seasonal workers to help harvest UK crops.

At a hearing of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Efra) committee on Wednesday (8 February), asparagus grower Chris Chinn of Cobrey Farms explained to MPs just why labour supply was now a real struggle for his company.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Martin Ballantine

    Poor Chris, feel for him. Well done all those farmers who voted to cut their own noses off. Good luck recruiting the fine folk of Boston to pick your crops. The ones who didn't want to pick them before Brexit. Yeah, them.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

  • Print
  • Share
  • Comments (1)
  • Save

Grocer jobs Experts in FMCG

Dyson  Head of Retail Sales

Head of Retail Sales - Dyson

£80k + bonus + excellent benefits
Search jobs
Sign in

Newsletter Sign-up

Free

I wish to receive the following newsletters:

For Members

Become a Gold Member to receive these newsletters:

Become a Platinum Member to receive these newsletters:

Become a member of The Grocer

DIRECTORY

The+Grocer+Directory

CLICK HERE to search for the products, services and companies you need in the definitive guide to the UK food and drink industry.

FOLLOW THE GROCER