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    Farmers need clarity on ‘vital’ seasonal worker recruitment

    Ververidis Vasilis / Shutterstock.com The agriculture sector urgently needs clarity on how it will be able to recruit seasonal workers from overseas next year, as it is revealed UK residents made up only 11% of the workforce this year. The National Farmers Union’s Horticulture Seasonal Worker Survey, which was completed by 244 growers who collectively […] More

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    ‘Snap out of it and prepare for new immigration rules’ firms warned

    Ink Drop / Shutterstock.com Employers need to ‘snap out’ of their complacency and start preparing for the points-based immigration system, a specialist has warned as the new rules are confirmed. In a document confirming the changes to the system, which comes into effect on 1 December, the Home Office reiterated that the salary threshold for […] More

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    EU immigration: two fifths of firms won’t reallocate roles to Britons

    Lightspring / Shutterstock Nine out of 10 UK businesses believe the recruitment of EU nationals plays an important role in their UK operations, but despite potential losses of EU employees, two fifths of businesses do not plan on reallocating roles to Britons. According to a report released today by immigration law firm Fragomen, 41% of […] More