Ian Wright

The FDF boss predicted a detailed plan for Brexit will be in place by October

Expect Brexit timeline by October, says FDF boss

By Noli Dinkovski

The boss of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) believes the Conservative government will set out a timetable for the UK’s exit from the EU at the time of its party conference, which takes place from October 2–5.

Wright is not afraid to be combative when defending the food and drink industry

the big interview

The Wright approach

By Rick Pendrous

The FDF’s Ian Wright is building a media reputationas a ‘political bruiser’. Rick Pendrous went ringside.

Hard to swallow: two-thirds think taxing sugary drinks would penalise most people who drink responsibly

Sugar tax

Most consumers say ‘No thanks’ to drinks sugar tax

By Michael Stones

More than two-thirds of British adults believe a tax on sugar-sweetened soft drinks would: penalise most people who consume soft drinks responsibly, rise each year and lead to taxes on other foods, according to an independent poll commissioned by the...

FDF director general Ian Wright (second left) sits on a fringe event panel

Labour conference: food policy remains unclear

By Alice Foster

Labour needs more time to develop its food policy, while industry should respect the vegan convictions of the new shadow environment secretary, according to the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

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