Brexit

Government hails new global tariff regime planned from the start of 2021

Experts respond to Government's proposed tariff scheme

Brexit: UK Global Tariff positive for food industry

By Rod Addy

Brexit trade tariffs will be applied to agricultural imports from 1 January 2021 under Government proposals, potentially protecting domestic producers against cheaper import prices and lower food standards.

British food standards need to be held as a benchmark for the UK's negotiations post Brexit, said Batters

Industry presses for standards retention post-Brexit

By James Ridler

Pressure on Government to safeguard the UK food and drink supply chain post-Brexit continues to increase, as industry bodies urged negotiators not to sacrifice jobs and standards in pursuit of trade deals outside the EU.

Concerns have been raised about the impact of the Uk shellfish sector

UK shellfish will suffer “disproportionately” under Brexit

By Michelle Perrett

Brexit uncertainty and delays at the border will mean the shellfish sector suffers “disproportionately”, according to Luke Pollard, Labour (Co-operative) MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport and shadow environment secretary.

Fishing will not be part of EU trade deal

Fishing will not be part of EU trade deal

By Michelle Perrett

George Eustice, secretary of state for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), has dismissed claims that fishing will be used as a bargaining chip in the UK’s trade agreement with the EU.

Staff shortages and the demand for vegan products were just two of the challenges facing food manufacturers in 2020

Challenges and trends for food and drink in 2020

By James Ridler

The availability of seasonal staff, increasing cost pressures and the rise of veganism are all key challenges that will shape the future of food and drink in the UK, according to Regency Purchasing Group.

the loss of frictionless trade with the EU could see prices rise and a loss of availability, claimed the BRC

Food prices to rise with Brexit border friction

By James Ridler

The UK will be at risk of higher food prices, reduced supply of short shelf-life goods and a lack of choice as a result of border friction with the EU, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

George Eustice takes top role at Defra

George Eustice takes top role at Defra

By Michelle Perrett

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s controversial cabinet reshuffle saw some new changes affect the food and manufacturing sectors.