Inclusion of the poultry sector in the Seasonal Worker route
This is the only change to take immediate effect, as of 4pm 18 October 2022.
As a result of the statement of changes HC 803, which came into force on 1 November 2021, pork butchers are allowed to come into the UK as Seasonal Workers for up to six months. The route has now been expanded to include all roles in the poultry production sector, allowing seasonal workers in the sector to enter the UK to work from 18 October – 31 December each year. The new rules state:
“If the Certificate of Sponsorship confirms that the role is in the poultry production sector, the date of application must be on or before 15 November in each year.”
There is a salary requirement of at least £25,600, which ensures that those on the route would be able to apply to switch to a skilled worker visa if they wanted.
Posted on Oct 19, 2022.