Industry report says Stormont should be allowed to decide on EU worker quota

Stormont should decide the number of migrants who can come to Northern Ireland to work in agri-food after the UK leaves the EU, says an industry report.

The report by the Northern Ireland Food and Drinks Association was carried out to assess the implications of Brexit.

Around 11,500 EU nationals currently work in Northern Ireland’s food sector, mostly in the meat and vegetable sectors.

As well as setting the numbers, the report says responsibility for agreeing entry requirements for a “foreign labour pool” should also be devolved.

Source: BBC News

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