Brexit Debate

Nestlé is shifting production of Blue Riband to Poland

Nestlé confirms 73 job losses at Fawdon factory

By Michelle Perrett

Nestlé UK is shedding 73 jobs at its Fawdon chocolate factory as it aims to shift production of its Blue Riband chocolate bar to its factory in Kargowa, Poland, before 2019.

The British food industry has called on the Government to maintain frictionless trade with the EU

Food industry urges frictionless EU trade

By Aidan Fortune

Brexit can and should champion British producers, according to leaders of the British food and farming industry, who have called on the Government to maintain frictionless trade with the EU post-Brexit.

Brexit fears are creating an impetus for UK food and drink manufacturers to invest for growth

Shadow of Brexit hits industry confidence

By Rod Addy

Confidence has fallen by 20% among UK food and drink manufacturers over the past three years, according to research just published by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO.

EU workers continue to leave UK jobs, despite schemes to entice them to stay

EU workers leaving the UK on the rise

By James Ridler

EU workers are still continuing to leave the UK, despite the slump in job applications from the EU slowing since last year, according to the EEF, the manufacturers’ association.

Food producers showcased protected geographical indication products at Westminster this week

Geographically protected food on show at Westminster

By James Ridler

Members of the food and drink industry descended on the houses of parliament this week to highlight some of the 86 products that run the risk of losing protected geographical indication (PGI) once the UK leaves the EU.

Angela Coleshill, competitiveness director, FDF: ‘Government must move swiftly to set up the new registration system and provide clear guidance to workers and businesses’


Food firms seek alternative labour methods

By Aidan Fortune

Lack of clarity for the post-Brexit status of non-UK workers in the food industry has led to panic in the sector and the investigation of alternative labour methods. Can they cut it?

Prices for food could rise significantly after Brexit, warned he House of Lords’ EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee


Government committee warns of food price rises

By James Ridler

Food prices are likely to increase significantly once the UK leaves the EU, a report from the House of Lords’ EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee has claimed.

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