An impact report produced by the DIT on the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement predicts that the British agriculture and semi-processed foods sectors will take a financial hit worth hundreds of millions of pounds.
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has voiced its concern about the impact on the supply chain if the UK government were to suspend its Brexit agreement with the EU.
The ongoing labour shortage has led to meat producers sending beef to the Republic of Ireland to be butchered, according to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA).
Lord Frost claimed that the EU’s approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol has “destroyed cross-community consent” and called for a “more robust, and more balanced” outcome.
In a letter organised by the Road Haulage Association (RHA), addressed to the Prime Minister, businesses and trade bodies said that the current shortage of HGV drivers “must be addressed urgently.”
The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) called on the UK government to redistribute any unused seasonal poultry visas to the wider meat industry.