Seasonal Workers

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 2nd October 2019.

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Photo of Janet Daby Janet Daby Labour, Lewisham East

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department is taking to support businesses using seasonal workers to remain viable in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Photo of Kelly Tolhurst Kelly Tolhurst Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

BEIS continues to engage across the business population to ensure their priorities are reflected and that businesses have the latest information on how to prepare themselves for Brexit, including through a targeted series of roadshows and events.

In a no deal scenario, there will be a transitional period before a new immigration system commences in 2021. The Government announced the details of these transitional immigration arrangements on 4 September 2019 and they are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/no-deal-immigration-arrangements-for-eu-citizens-moving-to-the-uk-after-brexit

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