British meat producers receive multi-million-pound pandemic boost from Aldi
Jan17

British meat producers receive multi-million-pound pandemic boost from Aldi

Since the pandemic began, British meat farmers have been among those benefitting from greater investment in domestic suppliers, Aldi has claimed.

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Potential meat shortages due to rising Covid-19 cases, says BMPA
Nov29

Potential meat shortages due to rising Covid-19 cases, says BMPA

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has warned that plans to bring more butchers from the EU may be disrupted amid a rise in Covid-19 cases.

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UK haulage industry asks PM to tackle driver shortage
Oct26

UK haulage industry asks PM to tackle driver shortage

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.”

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AIMS calls on government to reallocate poultry worker visas
Oct18

AIMS calls on government to reallocate poultry worker visas

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) called on the UK government to redistribute any unused seasonal poultry visas to the wider meat industry.

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NPA calls for butchery visas to tackle pig backlogs
Sep28

NPA calls for butchery visas to tackle pig backlogs

The National Pig Association (NPA) has urged the government to extend its offer of short-term visas to butchery workers to help avoid further disruption in the pig sector.

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Government looking at SAWS as solution to labour shortage
Sep24

Government looking at SAWS as solution to labour shortage

George Eustice, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has said the government was “looking at options”, including the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Scheme (SAWS), as a means of tackling the current workforce crisis.

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