In a letter to the Prime Minister, organisations from across the food sector have asked for the urgent implementation of a Covid-19 Recovery Visa to help alleviate the current labour shortages.
The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, has said that ‘tens of millions’ could be spent in order to get CO2 production restarted in the UK.
Dr Zoe Davies, chief executive of the National Pig Association (NPA), has once again called for urgent action over the 110,000 pigs backed up on farms because of the ongoing labour and CO2 shortages.
The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has asked the government to reconsider the types of English language tests applicants for Skilled Worker Visas must take.
Bernard Matthews boss Ranjit Singh Boparan has waded in on the current gas shortages, warning that the crisis could jeopardise food supplies and ruin Christmas unless the government intervenes.
NFU is calling on the government to ensure Britain’s food production will not slip below its current level of 60% self-sufficiency, alongside greater ambition in promoting British food at home and abroad to aid food security.