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Fishing industry stages London protest over Brexit disruption

Fishing industry stages London protest over Brexit disruption

A number of fishing businesses have taken to the streets of London to protest the disruption to the industry caused by new Brexit controls. New Brexit regulations have caused significant price drops across the seafood industry, with reports of a lack of clarity over...

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Food sales up despite record low for retail

Food sales up despite record low for retail

Food sales grew by more than 5% during 2020 despite the year being the worst on record for retail sales, according to new data from IGD. For 2020 overall, total retail sales declined 0.3% compared with 2019, however food sales were up by 5.4%. Over the three months to...

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Impact of Brexit pushes UK seafood sector to “rock bottom”

Impact of Brexit pushes UK seafood sector to “rock bottom”

The UK’s seafood sector is at “rock bottom” with the impact of Brexit resulting in significant price drops, according to Seafood Scotland. Price drops of around 50% have been reported by Seafood Scotland, along with system failures and a lack of clarity on paperwork...

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Industry bodies warn of increased costs to food supply chains

Industry bodies warn of increased costs to food supply chains

The UK’s exit from the EU has the potential to increase food supply chain costs and cause further disruption to Northern Ireland’s retailers, according to the Future Relationship with the European Union Committee. The committee held an evidence session yesterday to...

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Nuffield Scholar applications now open

Nuffield Scholar applications now open

The Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust (NFST) has opened applications for its 2022 scholarship programme. Applications are now open until the 31st July 2021 deadline. Around 20 scholarships are award each year to applicants working across the farming, food,...

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Supermarkets hit out at NI food shortages

Supermarkets hit out at NI food shortages

In a letter to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove, Supermarket chiefs have called for ‘urgent intervention’ to prevent further disruption to Northern Ireland food supplies. Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Iceland, Co-Op and Marks & Spencer have teamed up to highlight...

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Brexit insight

New farming roadmap outlined for Wales

A series of proposals aimed at creating a sustainable future for farming and agriculture have been announced by Welsh rural affairs minister, Lesley Griffiths. The proposals aim to maintain high food safety, animal welfare and environmental standards and will look to...

No-deal could risk consumers being priced out from UK produce

The UK food industry needs to work closely with supermarkets and retailers in order to ensure British goods remain affordable as the country faces the prospect of a no-deal Brexit, according to food safety certification provider Lloyd’s Register. Earlier this month,...

Food businesses need support as EU exports fall, says FDF

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published a new report showing that in the third quarter of 2020, food and drink exports fell by 11.6% to £5.5bn when compared to the same period in 2019, as both exports to EU and non-EU markets declined. The FDF said the...

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