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Connecting farms with seasonal workers

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Covid-19 has caused mass disruption to peoples lives around the world. Unemployment rates have risen dramatically and businesses are failing to survive the strict control of population movement imposed by government. Jobs in farming, which generally feature large spikes in numbers at harvest time are often filled by migrant labor who are now unable to

The need for a fresh approach

UK Government has been under increasing pressure from the sector to launch an expanded successor to the SAWS (Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme), which would allow multiple recruitment operators to import labour for the 2021 season. Whilst this would certainly provide a fix and could be part of a wider solution, it is difficult to provide,