Brexit Debate

UK food and drink exports have risen over the past year

Whisky remains top UK export

By Aidan Fortune

Whisky and chocolate continue to top the UK’s food and drink export lists, new research has found.

The UK's ability to export after Brexit was Gove's biggest concern

Export ability is Gove’s biggest fear

By Noli Dinkovski

The ability of food and drink firms to export food to the Continent has been revealed as environment secretary Michael Gove’s biggest fear should the UK leave the EU without a deal.

MPs have urged the government to preserve standards on imports after Brexit

EFRA committee calls for food standards reassurance

By James Ridler

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has called on the Government to “put its money where its mouth is” and ensure imported food products are held to current British standards as part of any post-Brexit trade deal.

Nestlé has begun stockpiling in Europe and the UK

Nestlé reveals stockpiling plans

By James Ridler

Nestlé has joined the growing number of food and drink manufacturers stockpiling products ahead of Brexit, as it warns of the “severe consequences” of a no-deal Brexit.

The food and drink industry are cautiously optimistic the UK government's Brexit agreement

Food industry reacts to cabinet Brexit agreement

By James Ridler

Members of the food and drink manufacturing industry are cautiously optimistic for the Government’s draft Brexit plan agreed with the EU negotiators, announced Wednesday (14 November).

Pidy UK boss Robert Whittle advises food manufacturers to start stockpiling

Pidy: stock up to avoid Brexit woes

By Noli Dinkovski

The UK boss of a leading European ingredients maker is advising food manufacturers to stockpile in early 2019 due to the ongoing uncertainty around Brexit.

Plans for a plastic tax in this year's budget were slammed by members of the food and drink industry

Food and drink industry responds to 2018 Budget

By James Ridler

Food and drink industry representatives have challenged the plastic packaging tax consultation revealed in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s 2018 Budget, which was announced on Monday (29 October).

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