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British Summer Fruits reports on impact of Brexit on UK soft fruit industry

British Summer Fruits reports on impact of Brexit on UK soft fruit industry

22 June 2017

British Summer Fruits has published a report on the impact of Brexit on the UK soft fruit industry, in particular the shortage of seasonal labour needed to tend and harvest soft fruit.

“We welcome and support this report from British Summer Fruits on seasonal labour which is a fundamental issue for this and other sectors of UK horticulture. The challenge of having sufficient temporary labour, subject to the outcome of Brexit, is significant for the UK fresh produce industry: from harvesting, processing, packing and distribution of a wide range of fresh fruit, vegetables and cut flowers,” said Nigel Jenney, Chief Executive of the Fresh Produce Consortium

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