Brexit Debate

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.

National Farmers' Union president Minette Batters has urged Michael Gove to protect British food

Farmers tackle Gove over British food

By Aidan Fortune

The importance of British food to the economy, particularly as it gears up to leave the EU, has been stressed to the Secretary of State for Food and Environment Michael Gove.

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