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Food processors and producers questioned on labour in the food supply chain

10 September 2020

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee session focuses on the ability of food processors and producers to continue to access labour, including in the veterinary sector, after the UK's transition period for leaving the EU ends on 31 December. 


Tuesday 15 September, virtual session

At 2.30pm:

  • Richard Griffiths, Chief Executive, British Poultry Council
  • Simon Doherty, Senior Vice President, British Veterinary Association
  • Tim Rycroft, Chief Operating Officer, Food and Drink Federation

The Committee scrutinises current labour supply and demand, explores the implications of the Government's new points-based immigration policy, and investigates the absence of a general low-skilled work route. The session also considers the possibility of using technology to replace some of the food supply chain's labour force.

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