Seasonal workers from overseas on farms in Herefordshire 2021

 Thank you for supporting our work to better understand size and makeup of the seasonal workforce in Herefordshire.  The information you provide will contribute to a county-wide dataset which is not collated anywhere else.


seasonal workers from overseas we mean foreign nationals who are employed on a temporary basis, probably over the growing season. These seasonal workers could arrive directly from abroad, or could already be in Herefordshire or elsewhere in the UK.

don't include any foreign workers that you employ on a permanent basis.

Purpose and context

The main aim of the survey is to get your best estimates of the numbers of seasonal workers you expect to employ this year.  However, we would also like to take the opportunity to ask about your experiences last year and your thoughts on the future, especially in relation to the impact of COVID-19 and with the recent and planned changes to the recruitment system following Britain’s exit from the EU.


How to complete

This form is divided into four sections: asking for your best estimates about the workers you’re likely to employ this year, your experience last year, your thoughts for the future and finally your contact details.

If you don’t employ seasonal workers, just answer ‘no’ to questions
1, 14, 15 and 23, fill in your contact details and submit the form.


Data Protection

Herefordshire Council is the Data Controller under data protection law and will use the information you provide on this form in order to fulfill our statutory obligations about assessing the needs of Herefordshire’s population and to provide appropriate services. The legal basis for processing this data is your consent to do so, by completing the questionnaire.

You can withdraw your consent at any time by notifying us. Our contact details to do so, or for any other queries, are

Your completed questionnaire will be stored securely by Herefordshire Council's Intelligence Unit, and the information you provide will be used in two different ways:


i) Identifiable information will be shared with council departments and partners as required to support the response to the coronavirus pandemic and planning for other services. This may include contacting you.

ii) Only aggregated, non-identifiable data will be shared for any other reasons. For example, a report of the results will be published on our website - but it will not include any information that could be used to identify an individual response


Individuals have a number of rights under data protection law, including the right to request their information. You also have a right to make a complaint about our handling of your personal data to the Information Commissioner’s Office

Information you provide will only be used for the stated purpose. Further information about the processing of your data can be found on our website:
You can contact the council’s Data Protection Officer, Carol Trachonitis, email

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