British strawberries could cost 50% more because of Brexit, MPs told

The price of British strawberries could rise by 50% if ministers fail to plug growing gaps in seasonal labour post-Brexit, MPs were told.

The prospect of a £3 punnet of strawberries was raised by MPs as they called for a new seasonal agricultural workers scheme to be introduced by next year – or sooner – to stop the shortage of EU labour becoming a crisis.

Neil Parish, former chair of the environment, food and rural affairs select committee, secured the debate on the shortage of labour.

(Source: The Guardian)

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