No-deal Brexit could put an end to protected UK food names Subscription

25 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn, Kevin White

Industry bodies have warned the government’s latest Brexit technical notices show the UK food sector will be critically exposed to a hard Brexit

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Horticulture 'low-wage and low-productivity' says MAC report Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Growers have slammed the Migration Advisory Comitee’s labour report and said it has ‘missed the point’

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As 'no deal' Brexit looms, can Defra withstand the pressure? Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Nick Hughes

A devastating NAO report paints a picture of an overwhelmed Defra

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No-deal Brexit disastrous for developing world farmers

19 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Farmers were at risk of companies switching sourcing arrangements while preferential tariffs offered by the EU could come to an end, according to Fairtrade report


Shortage in EU migrant workers sparks delivery driver crisis Subscription

19 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

The FDF is to meet with the Freight Transport Association on Friday to discuss emergency contingency plans


Cutting red tape after Brexit could lead to food fraud

14 Sep 2018

The government has hinted it could waive food safety regulations in the event of a no-deal Brexit

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Retailers cannot prevent hard Brexit food shortages: Co-op Subscription

14 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Chef executive Steve Murrells called for urgent reassurances from the government

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Treasury voices doubts over DH promotions clampdown Subscription

14 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Sources have revealed “serious tensions” between government bean counters and the Department of Health over the plans

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Food suppliers start stockpiling amid fears of no-deal Brexit

14 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Major food and drink companies have begun stockpiling supplies and exploring alternative manufacturing options in Europe

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Agriculture bill given cautious welcome

13 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

The bill would deliver a ‘green Brexit’, said Michael Gove and ‘take back control for farmers’

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Agriculture Bill to 'liberate' UK food sector, claims Gove

12 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

The new Bill will be published later today and would allow the UK to ‘take back control for farmers after almost 50 years

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Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme pilot gets go-ahead

06 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The two-year trial will see 2,500 non-EU workers into the UK for up to six months

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Scotch whisky boss warns of no-deal Brexit 'difficulties' Subscription

05 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Karen Betts said it was vital for the government to agree a transitional agreement with Brussels

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Now is the time to make food production an economic priority

04 Sep 2018 | By Minette Batters

Home-produced British food must remain available to all budgets, while also allowing British farmers to play a full role in Britain’s economic future, says NFU president Minette Batters

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Can Brexit still deliver a fair deal for food & drink? Subscription

31 Aug 2018 | By Nick Hughes

The government insists a ‘no deal’ is unlikely. But what happens to UK food and drink if it can’t deliver?

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FDF figures show UK 'outshone' by rivals in non-EU exports Subscription

29 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Figures also point to UK’s huge reliance on exports to the EU

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Pre-Brexit port IT overhaul 'nonsense' claims FDF Subscription

24 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Ian Wright warns the “clock was ticking” on the government’s IT overhaul


Raab reassures but with 'no deal' there are no guarantees

24 Aug 2018 | By Julia Glotz

This week’s technical notices provide little to calm nerves and help businesses prepare for ‘no deal’

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Organic food suppliers 'face EU export ban' in no deal Brexit Subscription

23 Aug 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Defra said it was determined to help organic producers flourish in the event of a no deal

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Meat processors back call for post-Brexit immigration changes

13 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Britain’s meat industry was vulnerable to shortages of workers across all skill levels, the BMPA warned



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