Brexit

Welcome to our special page on the UK's pending exit from the European Union. We have pulled together our own articles on the impact of Brexit on inflation and food and commodity prices along with latest analysis from our expert writers and contributors, as well as respected external sources to give suppliers and retailers the complete picture and latest news as we prepare to leave Europe


Minette Batters

Minette Batters elected first female president of the NFU

21 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Wiltshire-based beef, sheep and arable farmer Batters replaces Meurig Raymon at the head of the union…

Michael Gove NFU Conference

Gove pledges to put farmers back at heart of policy making Subscription

20 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Gove tells NFU conference he is committed to avoiding a Brexit “race to the bottom” in standards or deregulation

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Farmers need more Brexit clarity and support, Efra warns Subscription

18 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The government should also consider setting up a fund to help the agricultural sector adapt to new circumstances, MPs suggested

British Milk tea

'Brexit boost' pushed UK exports to record £22bn in 2017 Subscription

16 Feb 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

This was up by more than £2bn in 2016, representing 13.4 million tonnes of goods, Defra announced this week

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Joe Delucci's saved but creditors lose more than £2.5m Subscription

16 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

More than 40 unsecured creditors are unlikely to recieve a penny

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UK food & drink exports hit record highs in 2017, says Defra

12 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The figures, presented by Defra as a ‘Brexit boost’ were up by more than £2bn in real terms on 2016, it said…

HT Group

HT depots put on hold due to Brexit jitters Subscription

09 Feb 2018 | By Andrew Don

HT Group has put the opening of new depots on hold until more certainty around what Brexit might bring becomes clearer…

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Brexit 'could see Brits face post war-style diets' Lords told Subscription

07 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Lords committee warned by FDF that the British had not voted to go back to the “dark times” of rationing in the 1950s…

carrots farming

Brexit-related labour crisis inquiry re-opened Subscription

06 Feb 2018 | By Kevin White

Efra Committee will assess whether labour shortages in food production has ‘improved or deteriorated’ during the past year

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Government shelves 25-year food and farming plan Subscription

06 Feb 2018 | By Kevin White

Defra cited Brexit-based priorities for kicking the plan into the long grass, adding some of its objectives would be included in the upcoming Agriculture Bill, due in the spring

British plate

Brexit 'could see Brits face post war-style diets' Lords told Subscription

07 Feb 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Lords committee warned by FDF that the British had not voted to go back to the “dark times” of rationing in the 1950s…

Morrisons Price Crunch

UK inflation rises to highest level since 2012 Subscription

12 Dec 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The UK Consumer Prices Index has risen to 3.1% in November – its highest level since March 2012.

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Müller shrinks Frijj milkshakes’ size, but not their price Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The supplier said the move would help shoppers consume less sugar

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Shrinkflation now 'endemic' in food and drink Subscription

07 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Three-quarters (76%) of 200 manufacturers surveyed in August and September 2017 under pressure to cut prices

Food prices

City snapshot: BRC-Nielsen finds food price inflation remains at 2.2% as fresh prices rise Subscription

01 Nov 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Food price inflation remained at 2.2% in October, according to the latest BRC-Nielsen shop price index, but fresh food inflation is increasing while ambient inflation eased last month. Plus, Glanbia reports third quarter figures, clothing retailers fall after Next update and all the rest of the latest news from the City.

Food prices

The Brexit effect: 10 foods we're already paying more for

10 Jul 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Justin King has warned shoppers should prepare themselves for “higher prices, less choice, and poorer quality”

Brexit on Twitter

Minette Batters NFU president

Michael Gove fails to reassure NFU Conference delegates over Brexit Subscription

21 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Muted discontent among delegates, as farmers’ union elect first female president to oversee the Brexit transition

Defra

Long-term food & farming ambitions are sacrificed at the altar of Brexit Subscription

06 Feb 2018 | By Kevin White

Focus will switch to the ’immediate and critical issues for these industries - our negotiation, transition, and readiness for day one as we leave the EU’, says Defra

Defra

Will the Food and Drink Sector Council be allowed to change the game? Subscription

30 Jan 2018 | By Ian Quinn

If ever there was a time when the government needs more input from the food and drink industry into its future policies, this is it

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Resolving our food differences with the US could be nearly as tricky as Brexit Subscription

16 Jan 2018 | By Kevin White

As the chlorinated chicken row rumbles on, resolving differences with our friends across the pond could become as challenging as the Brexit negotiations

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It's crucial for food to increase its R&D spend

05 Jan 2018

As Brexit looms, the UK food industry must increase its spend on research and development

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