Meat businesses urged to prepare for new recruitment regulations now
Nov25

Meat businesses urged to prepare for new recruitment regulations now

Butchers and meat businesses across the UK could be faced with additional labour shortages if they do not prepare their businesses for new immigration rules which are set to come into place following the Brexit transition period, according to an immigration law expert. The Migration Advisory Committee – which advises the Government on which sectors face a short supply of workers – recommended butchers join the official ‘shortage list’...

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NSA and NFU hit out at Eustice over sheep farming comments
Nov17

NSA and NFU hit out at Eustice over sheep farming comments

Both the National Sheep Association (NSA) and the National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) have criticised Environment Secretary George Eustice over a “lack of understanding” on the subject of sheep farming in the UK and how it might be impacted by a no-deal Brexit. Phil Stocker, chief executive, NSA. Eustice appeared on the BBC’s ‘Andrew Marr Show’ and highlighted the potential impact of tariffs should the UK and the European Union...

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Market access measures due to Covid-19 explored by AHDB
Nov13

Market access measures due to Covid-19 explored by AHDB

Meat exporters in the UK will have the opportunity to learn about new ways of working as a result of Covid-19 during the latest in a series of AHDB export webinars. Next month, AHDB will host ‘Trading under Covid-19’, to highlight some of the key changes adopted within market access measures during the pandemic. The webinar, which takes place on the 3rd December, will feature Ouafa Doxon from AHDB’s global supply chain who will...

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Tony Abbott and Minette Batters battle over future UK trade deals
Nov09

Tony Abbott and Minette Batters battle over future UK trade deals

Former Australian Prime Minister and UK trade adviser, Tony Abbott, joined Minette Batters, president of the National Farmers Union (NFU), in a debate about the future of UK agriculture and trade during the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) Bitesize webinar. Former Australian Prime Minister and UK trade adviser, Tony Abbott. “Back in the 1990’s when Farmers in Competition was the topic of the Conference, discussion was all about the EU...

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Post-Brexit trade talks set for make or break week
Oct26

Post-Brexit trade talks set for make or break week

The UK is entering a crucial period in post-Brexit trade talks as negotiators aim to determine an outline to an agreement this week. Michel Barnier and other EU negotiators arrived in London on Thursday to continue talks and are planned to stay until Wednesday. Talks are set to continue throughout this week, with further discussions planned in Brussels from Thursday. This comes after Boris Johnson said the UK must be prepared to leave...

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Johnson’s no-deal Brexit plans criticised by meat industry
Oct19

Johnson’s no-deal Brexit plans criticised by meat industry

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has received a wave of criticism from some of the major players in the food and meat industry after he said the UK needs to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. Johnson said that there will be no more trade and security talks unless the EU adopts a “fundamental change of approach,” before stating that the UK needs to prepare for a no-deal Brexit when the transition period ends on the 1st January. Speaking after...

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