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.
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) and the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) have welcomed new plans for the post-Brexit agreement on trade with Northern Ireland, but remain cautious about its limitations.
European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic has announced that the EU is preparing to present “far-reaching proposals” that could “dramatically” reduce the level of checks on goods.