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Reports that Government set to announce temporary visas

14th Oct 2021 / By Alistair Driver

The NPA has issued a statement in response to reports that the Government is about to make an announcement on the provision of temporary visas. 

NPA chief executive Zoe Davies said: "We have heard of unconfirmed reports that the Government is set to issue a number of temporary visas to allow processors to employ foreign nationals in abattoirs to help with the processing of the backlog of pigs on UK farms.

"We have not had any official confirmation by Government on their plans so as yet we are unable to provide any comment.  

"If there is to be any kind of announcement, we will release a response to the media in due course. We would like to thank you for your patience and continued support at this time."