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Advice for employers about new appointments

Advice for employers about new appointments

Employers must provide a contract to all employees within a week of their arrival on the farm to ensure workers are aware of their full employment terms and conditions. It’s also recommended to send a copy of the contract to HOPS in advance so that the document can be...

Farming Help for farmers affected by Covid-19

Farming Help for farmers affected by Covid-19

A new Farming Help helpline has been launched to support the farming community during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and it is being supported by The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC). This could be an anxious time for many farmers and...

HOPS isolates to support farmers

The HOPS team are currently in isolation but working non-stop to ensure its farms have the labour they need to help harvest crops during the Covid-19 outbreak. It's business as usual for HOPS as the team adapt to working from their respective homes and communicating...

Coronavirus advice for HOPS members

HOPS members should take steps to play their part in containing the Coronavirus, following news that the UK now has a moderate to high risk of widespread transmission of the virus. HOPS is taking advice from information published by the Government and other national...

HOPS calls for clarity over immigration policy

HOPS calls for clarity over immigration policy

News that the SAWS pilot has been extended for a further 12 months, allowing recruitment of up to 10,000 non-EU workers in 2020, has left confusion for farmers about labour provision in 2021. Following the government’s announcements about a new points-based...

Supporting employees with EU Settlement Scheme

Supporting employees with EU Settlement Scheme

HOPS has compiled a checklist to help farmers support staff in applying for pre-settled and settled status to help with labour requirements in 2021. After 31 December 2020, EU workers will need this status in order to work in the UK and to stay in the country longer...