The United Kingdom: Extension of Seasonal Worker Routes

Key Points  

  • The United Kingdom will extend visa quotas for seasonal worker routes until 2029  

Extension of Seasonal Worker Routes

The United Kingdom (UK) government will extend select seasonal worker visa routes until 2029 to tackle labor shortages in the food industry.  

Forty-three thousand visas will be available to the horticulture sector in 2025, with another 2,000 visas for poultry. The government will provide further details of the number of visas available from 2026 to 2029.  

According to the government, the extension of these routes will allow for businesses to plan for future needs, including introducing additional technologies to automate aspects of the food industry process. During this period, the government also plans to create a comprehensive strategy to enhance skills provision and attract domestic workers.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of the UK’s website and Envoy Global’s website for the latest updates and information.  


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