British farm turns to China over Brexit concerns

 
 

According to Mr Davison, his workforce in the United Kingdom had shrunk by as much as twenty percent due to the vote. Photo credit - Pixabay

 

A British farmer has praised the Chinese government for having ''instilled confidence and positivity'' in his business.

 

Angus Davison, who manages Haygrove, one of the UK's largest berry producers, made the remarks after starting to grow in China for the first time.

His company now grows fruit in Yunnan Province.

The reason for the move is, according to Mr Davison, Brexit.

Farms such as his in the United Kingdom have been struggling with a shortage of migrant labour from, in particular, Eastern European countries.

That's because, since the vote to leave the European Union, fewer workers have wanted to make the journey to the United Kingdom, with many more returning home.

According to Mr Davison, his workforce in the United Kingdom had shrunk by as much as twenty percent due to the vote.

He praised the attitude of the Chinese government, saying that they had ''instilled confidence and positivity'' in his business.

At the same time, speaking to the Guardian Newspaper, he warned the British government of Theresa May that a lack of confidence and certainty in the farming industry could prove to be very damaging.





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