Meat trade organisations react to General Election result
Dec16

Meat trade organisations react to General Election result

With the Conservative Party wining a huge majority at the end of last week following the General Election Meat Management asked some of the leading trade bodies for their take on the results and what it means for the meat sector.   This slideshow requires JavaScript. Alan Clarke, chief executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), said that the outcome of the general election has brought some welcome clarity to years of political...

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NSA launches toolkit to prepare businesses for the future
Oct31

NSA launches toolkit to prepare businesses for the future

With significant changes to agriculture imminent, the National Sheep Association (NSA) has launched a ‘Business Readiness Toolkit’ to help UK sheep producers ensure they’re prepared for changes in the coming months and years. NSA chief executive Phil Stocker said: “NSA has long been aware our exit from the EU will result in significant change that will affect sheep farming. This is likely to be seen in trade patterns and markets, but...

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NFU Scotland says enough is enough, Brexit decisions are needed now
Oct28

NFU Scotland says enough is enough, Brexit decisions are needed now

Speaking at last week’s NFU Scotland autumn conference president, Andrew McCornick, said: “Solid outcomes determined now will define the successful future for Scotland’s farmers, producers and crofters post Brexit.” He added: “We are at the end of yet another very turbulent week for UK politics and still we await resolution to Brexit.  Our members remain rightly frustrated by a lack of clarity and need real answers...

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Tough times ahead but opportunities remain
Oct23

Tough times ahead but opportunities remain

There are potentially turbulent times ahead for trade but industry must work together to ensure it is prepared for whatever the future holds was the overriding message from AHDB’s annual export conference, Global Britain. For the first time ever the event was livestreamed. Throughout the day, a line-up of experts discussed some of the most important and timely topics facing industry today, including UK trade discussions, new market...

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Caution urged over rushed legislation following Letwin amendment
Oct21

Caution urged over rushed legislation following Letwin amendment

Following the passing of the Letwin amendment at the weekend by MPs the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, appears set to try and have a meaningful vote on his renegotiated Brexit deal this week. Two major trade bodies have urged caution about rushing legislation. NFU president, Minette Batters, said: “These developments will no doubt be deeply frustrating for many farmers, who are keen to move on from the current Brexit impasse. However,...

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Brexit deal gathers pace – industry reaction
Oct18

Brexit deal gathers pace – industry reaction

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he is very confident about getting the majority he needs to get Brexit done by his 31st October deadline. However, the PM is now in a race against the clock to sell the Brexit deal he struck yesterday with the EU to Westminster MPs, prior to a Commons vote tomorrow, Saturday 19th October. The Northern Ireland DUP together with Labour, the SNP and the Lib Dems all currently plan to vote against the...

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