Work with us to keep workforce capacity and welfare standards high in post-Brexit UK, vets urge Government

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

BVA President Daniella Dos Santos tonight called on the government to work with the veterinary profession to ensure that workforce capacity meets demand and animal health and welfare standards remain high in the post-Brexit UK.

Her call in her speech at BVA’s Annual London Dinner came after Boris Johnson confirmed a set of negotiating priorities on Monday that would mean animals and animal products exported from the UK into the EU single market will need veterinary certification and checks whether or not the UK leaves with a deal at the end of the transition period. Concerns have also been raised about how the future immigration system will protect vets working in abattoirs – 95 per cent of whom hail from outside the UK – as some may start in lower-paid meat hygiene inspection roles when they first enter the workplace.

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