An opportunity to shape policy - please fill in our EU labour survey
25th Sep 2017 / By Alistair Driver
We are asking members to fill in a short survey to help us inform the Government about its post-Brexit immigration and labour policy - an issue of critical importance to the pig sector.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to advise the Government on how the UK’s immigration system 'should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy'.
The MAC is now seeking views from across the UK economy on various issues, including the extent of EU labour employed and the type of work performed, the benefits and disadvantages of EU labour and the likely impact of changes to its availability in future. It is also seeking views on the relationship between EU and domestic labour and the issues around employing domestic labour, including skill levels and the provision of training by our educational establishments.
The NPA has been asked for its views and to help inform our response and our wider lobbying efforts on the issue, we are asking members - farmers, processors and allied businesses - to fill in a short online survey. Your answers will be anonymous.
It is very important for us to be able to back up our concerns over the Government's current thinking on immigration and labour with evidence from members. So please take the time to fill in the survey!
The NPA carried out a shorter EU labour survey a year ago. The results can be viewed here