Irish food sector preparing for Brexit

It has been revealed that 74% of Irish food companies have made progress in preparing for potential outcomes of Brexit on their business. The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, recently launched the 2018 ‘Brexit Barometer’, a survey of 117 Irish food,...

Industry reacts to Brexit White Paper regarding future of trade

The government has released a White Paper discussing the future after Brexit, including plans to maintain frictionless trade in goods. The White Paper titled, 'The Future Relationship Between The United Kingdom And The European Union', discusses the plans for...

Ian Wright encouraged by ‘soft Brexit’ discussions

The Food & Drink Federation is “encouraged” by Government discussions at a recent summit which outlined a ‘soft Brexit’. Responding to the Brexit Chequers Summit, Ian Wright CBE, FDF chief executive, said: “Every day UK food and drink firms feed and nourish the...

Government publishes plan for independent fisheries policy

The Government is offering some clarification on how fisheries will be managed after Brexit through a new White Paper – Sustainable Fisheries for Future Generations. The document outlines how powers to be proposed in the Fisheries Bill should grant the UK full control...

GMB calls on Government to intervene in CO2 shortage

GMB, the energy union, is calling on the Government to intervene in the CO2 supply chain concern to protect UK interests. A shortage in food-grade carbon dioxide is currently causing issues for the UK food and drink industry. GMB has said that the CO2 supply news is...