The very day the Office of National Statistics in the UK released figures of a sharp drop in EU migration in the UK, a study released by the UK’s Food and Drink Federation expresses concerns for the future of the sector without EU labour supply.
Of the 2,000,000 EU workers in the UK, 20% are employed in the €128bn food and drink sector across the value chain, from field to fork. The industry as a whole employs an estimated four million people. That is the biggest manufacturing sector by far.
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