Brexit Debate

More disposals from 2 Sisters are expected

2 Sisters Red Meat disposal: more to come?

By Aidan Fortune

The disposal of 2 Sisters Red Meat to Irish business Kepak has led to speculation in the City that this will not be last division to be put on the chopping block by the food giant.

The acquired sites process about 250,000 cattle and more than 1m lambs annually from more than 13,000 farmers

Kepak buys 2 Sisters Red Meat

By Rod Addy

Kepak Group has bought 2 Sisters Red Meat Ltd’s UK business and assets in an agreement with Boparan Holdings Ltd, partly to cushion it from the effects of Brexit.

A no-deal Brexit could threaten the UK's food security, according to policy experts

Food security threatened by no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

The Government is at risk of threatening the security of food in the UK if it doesn’t factor the agri-food industry in Brexit negotiations, according to a new report from food policy specialists.

An appeal has been made to help protect the Welsh red meat industry

Support for Welsh red meat industry

By Aidan Fortune

National Farmers Union (NFU) Cymru and the British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) have issued a joint call to the Welsh Government to ensure that domestic red meat production is fully recognised in the design of future agricultural policy.

The Government’s Brexit white paper was published on Thursday (12 July)

Brexit free-trade paper met with mixed response

By James Ridler

The UK Government’s white paper, proposing a free-trade area for goods to create frictionless trade post-Brexit, has been met with mixed responses from across the food and drink industry.

The Chequers agreement also involved the proposal to treat UK and EU borders as combined customs territory

FDF backs Chequers ‘soft’ Brexit agreement

By Rod Addy

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) was “greatly encouraged” by the Cabinet agreement on a ‘soft’ Brexit struck at Chequers on 6 July, urging a swift resolution from the UK and EU27.

More time seems to be needed to secure a EU-UK trade deal post-Brexit, warned Creed

Minister: Brexit trade talk extension looks advisable

By Rod Addy

Clinching an EU-UK trade deal by the original working deadline of October is now “a highly challenging timescale” and an extension looks advisable, according to Irish minister for agriculture, food and the marine Michael Creed.

Transpose EU regulations into UK law to avoid a vacuum, warns Bings

Transpose EU regulations before time runs out

By James Ridler

EU regulations on food and drink should be transposed into UK law before the end of the Brexit transitional period, in order to avoid a regulatory vacuum, according to an expert in food law.

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