HOPS are delighted to learn of the announcement from the Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of a nationwide pilot scheme to bring 2,500 migrant workers from outside the EU to the UK.

 

The recognition from the Government of the need to address the labour needs of farmers and growers is most welcomed.

The pilot is due to run from Spring 2019 until the end of December 2020 and workers will be able to stay for a maximum of six months.

 

HOPS are eagerly awaiting the arrangements for selecting the two scheme operators and are hopeful that our ethical model and previous history as a SAWS approved operator will stand us in good stead.