Food and drink manufacturers have been urged to plan ahead to ensure their businesses are financially robust enough to cope with the extra costs and barriers to trade they are likely to encounter following a hard Brexit.
The UK will go on to achieve a successful trading deal with the EU now that a last-minute deal to move on to the next phase of the Brexit negotiations has been struck, because it is in the interests of both parties to do so, former minister of state at...
Failing to strike a trade deal with the EU before Brexit would be “a very bad deal indeed” for the UK food and farming industry, former top civil servant Sir Ivan Rogers told a forum organised by the National Farmers Union (NFU) on Monday (November 20).
The food and drink sector could face a labour crisis without government action, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) warned, after a joint industry survey revealed thousands of EU workers have already returned home, and many more may follow.
The UK’s flexible labour market must be protected by the government, urges the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), after the latest labour market statistics revealed a 125,000 rise in employment and 57,000 fall in unemployment.