The Government have announced a two-year pilot scheme which will allow 2500 non-EU migrant workers to work on farms, then return home after six months.  The scheme will be run by two scheme operators, who will oversee the placement of the workers. The arrangements for selecting the scheme operators will be announced in due course. The pilot will commence in the spring of 2019, will run until the end of December 2020 and will be monitored closely by the Home Office and Defra.