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Industry requires a sufficient labour supply to survive and thrive. An insufficient labour supply will result in a contraction of the UK agricultural, food and drink sectors. Access to labour will be a cornerstone of future government industrial strategy in the run up to and aftermath of EU exit. This paper provides context, outlines key national policy […]
The ALP has recently updated its good practice checklist for using labour providers. Using a labour provider should provide a time saving, cost effective solution to your business. The flexibility of temporary working allows labour users to react quickly to additional orders or shortfalls, production variations and seasonal fluctuations. They can also cover absences such as sickness, holiday and […]
The ALP has published a briefing and position paper on “Building a model seasonal workers’ scheme”. The ALP is supportive of the introduction of sector based Seasonal Workers’ Permit Based Quota Schemes (“Seasonal Workers’ Scheme”). This should be allowed for those sectors that can evidentially demonstrate a seasonal workers’ requirement which cannot be met through […]
In October 2016, the Prime Minister commissioned Matthew Taylor, the Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts, to conduct an independent review of how employment practices need to change in order to keep pace with modern business models. The review will consider the implications of new forms of work, driven by digital platforms, for […]
The ALP has submitted additional evidence to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry into the challenges to the food supply chain from shortages of workers.
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee inquiry into the challenges to the food supply chain from shortages of workers is drawing to a conclusion. The Association of Labour Providers has previously submitted its position paper Labour Immigration Policy Pre and Post EU Exit – November 2016 and provided oral evidence to the Committee. The […]