Food industry responds to rejected Brexit deal

The food industry has voiced its opinion on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal being rejected by 230 votes in Parliament. The defeat is said to be the largest for a sitting government in history. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has now tabled a vote of no confidence...

NFU president calls on Government to prioritise food post-Brexit

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) president Minette Batters has challenged the Government to live up to its responsibilities to ensure that Britain has a robust supply of safe, traceable and affordable food following Brexit. Speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference,...

Report recommends more support for UK farmers

A more supportive, flexible and incentives-led approach to farming regulation has been recommended as part of wide-ranging review into the UK farming sector published yesterday. (Thursday 13 December). The final report by Dame Glenys Stacey, concludes that current...

No deal scenario ‘catastrophic’ for UK farming

An extraordinary meeting of the National Farmers' Union of England and Wales (NFU) Council has agreed six principles that will guide the NFU in its aim to deliver the best outcome from Brexit for British farmers. Commenting on these principles, NFU president Minette...

Food prices could rise by 10% warns Bank of England

In a Treasury Committee meeting, taking place on 4th December, it has been reported that Bank of England governor, Mark Carney has warned that food prices could rise between 5% and 10% after Brexit. Carney has told MPs that if the UK sees an extreme case, food prices...