Brexit Debate

Total food and drink exports hit £22bn in 2017

Dairy, salmon, whisky and pork export wins in 2017

By James Ridler & Rod Addy

Dairy, salmon and pork exports soared in 2017 following the Brexit vote, helping to add £2bn to overseas food and drink sales compared with 2016, according to figures released by the government.

Food firms will need healthy balance sheets to cope with increased costs

Business Leaders’ Forum

Be warned: prepare for a hard Brexit

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink manufacturers have been urged to plan ahead to ensure their businesses are financially robust enough to cope with the extra costs and barriers to trade they are likely to encounter following a hard Brexit.

The UK is due to leave the EU on March 29 2019

Davos speech sparks renewed call for Brexit clarity

By Michelle Perrett

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has called for clarity from the government over the transition plans for exiting the EU, following a speech by Brexit secretary David Davis.

The next 12 months of trade talks with the EU will be critical

Brexit

Post-Brexit trade talks set to start soon

By Rick Pendrous

The next 12 months will prove pivotal in determining whether the UK can negotiate a favourable free-trade deal with the EU that meets the needs of food and drink manufacturers.

Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier said the  Oscars showcased world class manufacturing and innovation

FMEAS

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards reflect world class manufacturing

By Mike Stones

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) reflect the nation’s world class manufacturing standards and its ability to thrive in global export markets after Brexit, says Wyke Farms md Richard Clothier in this exclusive video, filmed after last year’s...

Environment secretary Michael Gove would support the imposition of tariffs on imports of food and drink post Brexit

Food tariffs if Brexit ends up on WTO terms

By Michelle Perrett

The government would support the imposition of tariffs on imports of food and drink post Brexit to protect UK producers, despite it increasing prices for consumers, environment secretary Michael Gove revealed to MPs last month.

Michael Gove has enlisted the help of food manufacturers to plan a new ‘gold-standard’ for British food and farming

Oxford Farming Conference

Food firms help DEFRA plan new ‘gold-standard’ produce scheme

By Mike Stones

Food manufacturers and farmers are helping government devise a new “gold-standard” scheme that measures food quality, in a bid to boost exports after Brexit, environment secretary Michael Gove revealed at the Oxford Farming Conference yesterday (January...

Brexit trade talks: a bumpy road or war?

Opinion

Brexit trade talks: a bumpy road or war?

By Rick Pendrous

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose, as our French neighbours might say. It’s a quote that could have been made to reflect my comments here: given all the arguments and posturing that have occurred over the past year, what has really changed?

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