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


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, extending these routes will allow 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

Check the UK government’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The United Kingdom Home Office

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