UK ‘could replace some EU migrant workers with robots’

The UK can reach its strict migration targets partly by replacing migrant farm workers with robots after Brexit, chancellor Philip Hammond has suggested.

Mr Hammond said the government was working towards a long-held “ambition” to reduce net annual migration into the UK to the tens of thousands.

He conceded that some sectors such as agriculture and construction would be more dramatically affected than others by restrictions on EU migration.

But he suggested the agriculture sector could make up for some of the shortfall through automation.

Source: Newsweek

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