Brexit Debate

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.

Brexit fears: the Government's response is 'not new'

Government response fails to address key Brexit concerns

By Rod Addy

The Government’s response to a report covering key Brexit concerns issued by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee has fallen short of addressing those concerns, according to a leading City lawyer.

A changing marketplace has led to a restructure at AHDB

AHDB restructures to meet ‘changing industry’

By Aidan Fortune

Food industry levy body Agriculture & Horticulture Levy Board (AHDB) has said a “fast-changing industry” has led to a restructuring of its market development division.

The UK could emerge from Brexit better off, claims the minister of state for trade and investment

Minister optimistic on UK’s future post Brexit

By Rod Addy

The UK can emerge from Brexit in a better position than it is now, but it will involve strict focus and hard work on priority areas such as driving down costs, according to Lord Mark Price, minister of state for trade and investment.

Time is running out to negotiate a trade system post Brexit, claimed the BEIS Committee

BEIS: Time running out for post-Brexit trade deal

By James Ridler

The Government is running out of time to negotiate an orderly trade system after the UK’s Brexit transition period, according to a parliament committee, which places significant risk on businesses and workers in the food and drink sector.

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