Brexit Debate

Businesses' Brexit concerns involve stock, customs administration and training to equip staff for the UK's exit from the EU

‘Shout louder about Brexit’ urges supply chain body

By Helen Gilbert

Food firms need to shout louder about how they are affected by Brexit-related issues to make their voice heard alongside other industries, the boss of a key supply chain consultancy has claimed.

Exports of live animals and animal products can continue, but businesses will have to keep on top of red tape

‘Relief’ as no-deal meat exports hurdle cleared

By Rod Addy

Meat trade representatives have expressed 'relief' that EU Member States have agreed the UK’s listed status to export live animals and animal products as a third country in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

Only the most prepared food businesses will survive tariffs after Brexit

Food price increases a reality of no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Tariffs on food would bump up prices by 10% in a no-deal Brexit and would be detrimental to all but the most prepared food businesses, warned Labour’s Lord Jeffrey Rooker.

You food and drink legal questions are answered by our experts

Food and drink industry legal Q&A

By James Ridler

We pose your hard hitting regulatory and legislative questions to our experts in this month’s legal Q&A.

BCMPA chief executive Rodney Steel explained how co-packers are reaping the benefits of Brexit

Co-packers benefit from Brexit doubt

By Paul Gander

Food industry uncertainties both around Brexit and the acceptability of different packaging materials are strengthening the position of co-packers, the boss of the trade body representing the sector has suggested.

Employers could be expected to fit the bill for their EU workers. Picture from the Government's Parliament TV website

Employers to foot EU worker bill

By James Ridler

Food and drink manufacturers could be expected to foot the bill to keep their EU migrant employees in the country once the UK leaves the EU.

Warnings have been issued to Government over a lack of clarity surrounding Brexit

Meat industry issues Brexit warnings

By Aidan Fortune

The British Poultry Council (BPC) has called on the Government to ensure that the population continues to have access to quality food once the UK leaves the EU.

Pasta Foods has invested in a new pasta production line ahead of expected Brexit supply issues

Pasta Foods invests in new production line

By Aidan Fortune

Ingredients manufacturer Pasta Foods has installed a new state of the art production line in its Norwich facility to help cope with expected rising demand caused by Brexit.

Simply Lunch managing director Sam Page (centre), with brothers Jack (left) and William (right), is confident the firm’s bullish outlook will help it ride the Brexit storm

Me & My Team

Simply Lunch on the same page

By Sam Page

The boss of the family-run food-to-go business explains how they built an empire – and a strategy for overcoming Brexit uncertainty.

Some groups are pressing for MPs to take a no-deal Brexit off the table once and for all

Calls for Brexit delay after May’s defeat

By Rod Addy

Calls to extend the Brexit deadline have been issued by food industry groups after MPs voted down Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed withdrawal agreement yesterday (12 March).

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