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Theresa May: ‘The world of work is changing’

Workers’ rights come under closer scrutiny

By Michelle Perrett

Food manufacturers could be facing a new raft of employment regulations as the UK government unveiled plans to increase workers’ rights in response to the Taylor Review earlier this week (February 7 2018).

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to cut all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years

Food leaders hail Prime Minister’s environmental plan

By Mike Stones

Food and farming leaders have welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s new 25-year environmental plan, which sets out proposals for sustainable economic growth, including measures to curb the use of plastics.

The Queen's Speech provided unanswered questions, EEF said (Flickr/Chatham House)

Queen’s Speech: answers needed to avoid ‘economic chaos’

By Matt Atherton

Manufacturers need urgent answers to key questions raised by the Queen’s Speech, in order to avoid “economic chaos”, says EEF, while the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) highlighted the importance of four key policy decisions.

Michael Gove was appointed Environment Secretary on June 11 (Flickr/Policy Exchange)

New DEFRA boss Gove is a ‘heavy hitter’: FDF

By Matt Atherton

“Heavy hitter” Michael Gove’s appointment as new environment secretary will be a big boost for the food and drink sector, says the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

The FDF welcomed the government's industrial strategy to develop skills

Industrial strategy an ‘important first step’: FDF

By Matt Atherton

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has welcomed the government’s industrial strategy, claiming it’s an “important first step” to help manufacturers manage the economic challenges they face.

The food industry was cautiously optimistic after Theresa May gave assurances about the right of non-UK EU workers to continue working in the UK

Food industry’s cautious welcome to PM’s Brexit speech

By Matt Atherton

Food industry organisations have cautiously welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s assurances about the right of non-UK EU workers to continue working in the UK after Brexit, in a keynote speech delivered yesterday (January 17).

The UK is to quit the Single Market of 500M consumers

The UK is to quit Single Market: PM’s Brexit speech

By Michael Stones

The UK is to quit the EU Single Market of 500M consumers – the biggest market for British food and drink exports – Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed in a keynote speech yesterday (January 17).

Cutting the rate of VAT on food and drink could deliver a £7bn boost to the industry

Autumn statement

Food sector may get £7bn boost from VAT cut

By Michael Stones

The food and drink sector could be £7bn better off, if the chancellor cuts VAT in this week’s Autumn Statement, claims NFU Mutual, as Prime Minister Theresa May revealed today (November 21) plans for a new industrial strategy.

David Cameron visited Greene King's brewery yesterday to promote the benefits of EU membership

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PM visits Greene King brewery to boost remain vote

By Michael Stones

Prime Minister David Cameron visited Greene King’s brewery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk yesterday (June 14), in a bid to persuade staff to vote in favour of EU membership in next week’s referendum.

Kendrick: The UK has potential to raise its food and drink exports

Food industry backs Cameron’s £7bn export promise

By Nicholas Robinson

Prime minister David Cameron’s challenge to the food sector to grow UK food and drink exports by more than £7bn and his promise to provide protection for 200 British foods has been welcomed by industry leaders.

Greggs gutted by Peckham riots

Greggs gutted by Peckham riots

By Ben Bouckley

Baker Greggs says it is monitoring the London riots to co-ordinate activity across its retail and supply chain and minimise the risk to consumers and staff from angry mobs.