"£1.3billion industry is always an 'after thought' in Brexit negotiations"

"Difficult times – I think the phrase is. Weather, Labour requirements and Brexit", writes grower Sue Lamb in a column for Spalding Today.

"Labour is a huge problem and one that I believe the powers that be just pay lip service to in relation to the Ornamental sector."

She further writes: "In 2018 the value of all Ornamentals grown in the UK was £1.3billion, Vegetables £1.4billion and fruit £769m. These are serious industries that even with a lot of technical advancements made over the last few years are desperate for a good workforce.

"And then we have Brexit, I actually went into the house and watched a few minutes of Prime Minister's Question Time the other day and ignoring what was being said, I just thought if as much passion and energy was put into fixing our problems as shouting and hurling insults at each other we would have no problems, everything would be fixed."

Read the full column here.


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