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Can robots solve the labour shortage in UK warehousing?

There’s an evolving stream of technology ready to revolutionise warehousing – and replace humans

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Businesses 'may go bust' in no-deal Brexit, says survey

Nearly 12% agreed with the statement that no-deal would be a “calamity” for their business

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Even healthy businesses have been put in a Brexit planning stranglehold

We at Birds Eye are directing time and money towards Brexit planning instead of improving our business, says Wayne Hudson, managing director at Birds Eye

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Growers look to northern ports to mitigate no-deal Brexit gridlock

There are fears of tailbacks at Dover, which handles 17% of imports and exports

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Food and drink bosses welcome PM's u-turn on settled status charge

The government has promised anyone who had already paid the fee will be reimbursed

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The UK is reliant on non-UK labour - deal or no deal

Sir, In this whole Brexit debacle, there is a ‘known known’. Deal or no deal, Scotland and the UK are getting thrown into a meltdown as far as labour is concerned. We require approximately 10,000 non-UK workers per year for the fruit, veg and horticultural sectors in Scotland alone. These ...

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Crops already suffering from scant labour, warns NFU

Farmers and growers are now facing further uncertainty after the Commons voted down Theresa May’s Brexit deal last night

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Retailers face higher recruitment costs under immigration plans

Under plans published today, low-skilled workers from EU countries will no longer have the automatic right to work in the UK after Brexit 

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Watch The Grocer's Brexit webinar as May's deal is debated

The webinar, in conjunction with headline sponsor PwC, entitled Brexit – A Moveable Feast is still available on demand

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Industry leaders urge clarity on Brexit EU workers checks

Immigration minister Caroline Nokes told MPs the onus would be on companies to carry out checks

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Apprenticeships are the lifeblood of retail post-Brexit

The retail sector could be facing a very real skills challenge, says Nikki Flanders of Opus Energy. Time to take action now

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Leek growers warn of shortages after adverse weather

Smaller and fewer leeks are expected on shelves due to reduced yields

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Shortage in EU migrant workers sparks delivery driver crisis

The FDF is to meet with the Freight Transport Association on Friday to discuss emergency contingency plans

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Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme pilot gets go-ahead

The two-year trial will see 2,500 non-EU workers into the UK for up to six months

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Meat processors back call for post-Brexit immigration changes

Britain’s meat industry was vulnerable to shortages of workers across all skill levels, the BMPA warned

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BPC: 'No deal could hike poultry price by 25%'

Member businesses anticipate EU labour dropping by half in the case of a no-deal departure

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British cherries set for bumper harvest of 'stronger' fruit

Growers have set their sights on a 5,000-tonne harvest this year, up about 300 tonnes on the 2017 yield

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Migrant labour crisis sees 15% fall in soft fruit production

It follows a 63% drop in applications for seasonal positions last year, says British Summer Fruits

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Food & drink sector is still desperate for answers on Brexit

Food security doesn’t just ‘happen’. It requires concerted effort - and a political climate that allows businesses to invest with confidence

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Labour costs soar as Brexit staff challenges hit poultry processors

Processors were experiencing a “flow of people” out of the industry, said BPC chief executive Richard Griffiths