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Scottish Conservation Credits Scheme UK Seafood Processing Sector Labour 2017 Hazel Curtis Chief Economist, Seafish
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  • Scottish Conservation Credits Scheme

    UK Seafood Processing Sector Labour 2017

    Hazel Curtis Chief Economist, Seafish

  • Contents

    Background • why we did the study • key research questions • survey coverage

    Key Findings: worker nationality by • site size • region • processing type • type of fish processed • compared to regional

    population

    Next Steps

  • Background

    Why did we do the research: • UK fish processing sector reliant on EU workers • Industry concern expressed to Defra • Need for accurate information to inform policy

    Key research questions: • % of workers in UK fish processing from EU? • Type of processing companies with EU workers? • Regional differences within the UK?

    Survey coverage: • 109 companies, covering 118 processing sites • Coverage of 69% of total sea fish processing FTE

    jobs

  • Nationality of workers

    42% of processing workers from other EU countries

    Further away mate!

    UK

    57%

    EU

    42% 1%

  • Workers by contract type

    Most EU workers permanent staff

    Permanent

    86%

    Agency

    14%

  • Workers from other EU countries

    Two-thirds (78 sites) of sites employed EU workers

    No EU workers here

    34%

    EU workers here

    66%

  • Nationality of workers by site size

    45% of workers at biggest sites are EU workers 23% at smallest sites

    FTEs

  • Nationality of workers by region

    • Grampian region: 70% foreign workers • South/Midlands/Wales: 58% foreign workers • Humberside: 18% foreign workers

  • Nationality of workers, population by region

    • Higher % non-British residents regions had higher % foreign processing workers

    • All regions had higher % foreign processing workers than were resident there (ONS data)

  • Nationality of workers by processing type

    • Mixed processors - even split between UK workers and EU workers

    • Primary and secondary processors - lower proportion of EU workers (33-35%)

  • Nationality of workers by fish type

    Pelagic processors had largest % EU workers

  • • Most (66%) UK seafood processing sites employ EU workers

    • 42% of fish processing workers are from other EU countries • Larger sites and Grampian sites rely most on EU workers • Pelagic processors rely more on EU workers

    Summary of Key Findings

  • Next Steps

    New project:

    • track trends in number, proportion and ease of recruitment for UK and foreign workers

    Next steps:

    • Seafish holding project design meetings

    • Aim to collect data from November 2017

    • Evidence to Migration Advisory Committee early 2018

    • Collect data four times a year to capture trends in labour availability

  • Thank you Hazel Curtis Chief Economist Seafish Edinburgh, UK [email protected]