Fredenburgh, Jez
September 2016
Farmers Weekly;9/9/2016, Issue 1133, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that farmers and growers employing foreign workers in Great Britain are facing a looming crisis due to rising labour costs and fall in the number of applicants. A survey by the National Farmers' Union (NFU) revealed that nearly 57% of horticultural businesses surveyed had already been affected by the wage rise caused by the national living wage (NLW).


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