The NFU has launched a survey to assess the impact of the government’s decision to scrap the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme.

SAWS, which ensured an adequate supply of Romanian and Bulgarian workers for the UK horticulture industry, closed at the end of last year.

The NFU said it was concerned about the move and that the survey was necessary “to provide further evidence to government and to support our continued efforts to minimise the impact on horticulture and potato growers”.

The anonymous survey asks questions such as what the impact on growers’ capital investment plans over the next two years will be. It ends on 3 February.