Michael Gove

Defra to pause food and drink consultations as Brexit looms Subscription

18 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Environment secretary Michael Gove explained the changes in a letter to food and drink bodies


Suppliers expecting to have to absorb Brexit costs Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Ninety per cent of suppliers say they are stockpiling for a potential no-deal

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What happens to food labelling if there's a no deal Brexit? Subscription

15 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

Businesses are concerned by the cost and scale of the task that faces them

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Theresa May can play fast and loose with jam but not people’s livelihoods Subscription

14 Feb 2019 | By Carina Perkins

The PM might be cutting back on food waste with her jam habits, but it’s not exactly great advice for the public

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Fruit & veg suppliers aiming to bypass Dover Brexit gridlock Subscription

14 Feb 2019 | By Rachel Graham

Exporters have been looking to ports in the north of England in a bid to sidestep bottlenecks at channel ports

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Businesses 'may go bust' in no-deal Brexit, says survey Subscription

14 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

FDF research found one in eight food and drink businesses believe they may go bust in the event of a no-deal Brexit

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Even healthy businesses have been put in a Brexit planning stranglehold

13 Feb 2019 | By Wayne Hudson

We at Birds Eye are directing time and money towards Brexit planning instead of improving our business, says Wayne Hudson, managing director at Birds Eye

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Health campaigners accuse food industry of Brexit blackmail Subscription

12 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Industry leaders signalled that they would suspend co-operation with the government unless the threat of a no-deal was lifted

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Brexit tensions are driving a wedge between government and industry Subscription

12 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

As the UK teeters closer to the brink of a no deal, it’s becoming impossible for the industry to keep a lid on concerns

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Food trade bodies threaten to rebel in case of no-deal Brexit Subscription

11 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

The heads of more than 30 trade associations made the extraordinary move in a letter to environment secretary Michael Gove


Henderson's Foodco purchase was 'no-deal Brexit protection' Subscription

11 Feb 2019 | By Lyndsey Cambridge

Managing director Cathal Geoghegan said having two bases in southern Ireland provided the business with some protection

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One in 10 start to stockpile as no-deal Brexit threat looms Subscription

08 Feb 2019 | By The Grocer News Team

Even Leave voters are starting to stockpile, our exclusive new research reveals

Organic produce

Soil Association considering Irish scheme in no-deal Brexit plans Subscription

07 Feb 2019 | By Kevin White

The organic certification body was still ‘investigating options’ about launching a scheme in Ireland, it said this week


Henderson Group warns against 'unthinkable' no-deal Brexit Subscription

06 Feb 2019 | By Lyndsey Cambridge

The comments come as the group confirmed its acquisition of the £12m food service company Foodco

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Fisheries decline government's fault, not EU's, claims report Subscription

06 Feb 2019 | By Kevin White

A new paper by City University’s Centre for Food Policy has called for significant reform of fishing quotas, regardless of whether the UK gets a Brexit deal 

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HMRC’s Brexit plans aren’t enough. Business needs long-term details Subscription

05 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

Food and drink leaders were soon to point out the latest emergency proposals were full of holes

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Food industry leaders slam HMRC's no-deal Brexit border plans Subscription

05 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

“This announcement doesn’t deal with the bottlenecks and delays that could occur”, said BRC


HMRC advises businesses on no-deal Brexit border procedures Subscription

04 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

HMRC has written to nearly 150,000 businesses who trade with the EU to inform them of temporary simplified importing procedures

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No-deal Brexit could cost poultry sector £200m in lost exports Subscription

04 Feb 2019 | By Kevin White

Access to the EU market was vital in maintaining the sector’s carcase balance, said the British Poultry Council


Food companies unprepared for no-deal Brexit, survey reveals Subscription

01 Feb 2019 | By Ian Quinn

The results reveal many have underestimated the implications of Brexit



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