Food exports see biggest first quarter sales value on record

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has published analysis showing that in the first quarter of 2019, food and drink exports increased by 10.7% (y-o-y) to £5.8bn, almost twice the growth rate of Q1 2018 (+6.3%) and the biggest first quarter sales value on record....

Industry reacts to PM resignation and EU elections

Following the Prime Minister's resignation on Friday, Secretary of State at Defra Michael Gove, has confirmed he is standing for the leadership of the Conservative Party, seeking to take over as Prime Minister from Terresa May. Gove was the eighth candidate to signal...

Brexit cliff edge avoided again – industry reaction

The EU27 have granted the UK an extension to the Brexit process, after extensive talks in Brussels on Wednesday evening. The new deadline of 31st October averts the prospect of the UK having to leave the EU without a deal on Friday 12th April. Prime Minister Theresa...