New plans for post-Brexit border checks on goods coming into the UK will deter many EU suppliers and push up food prices, a trade body has said.
Supplies of half of all veterinary drugs at risk due to restrictions on importing medicines from Britain.
A significant amount of the UK’s meat production may become non-compliant for export to the EU if proposed changes are implemented, the sheep sector has warned.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed it will be engaging with abattoir owners to help ease the shortage of veterinarians.
Authorities such as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are struggling with a skills gap after the United Kingdom left the European Union, according to a report.
The Food Standards Agency described the current situation as "hand-to-mouth" when it came to recruiting and retaining vets in sufficient numbers.
The Commons Public Accounts committee has warned that regulators are ‘struggling to recruit and retain the skills they need to regulate effectively’. / Recruitment issues are hampering the ability of UK regulators to function post-Brexit, MPs have warned.
German Christmas markets could be lost from some cities forever on the back of Brexit. / The Yorkshire Post is reporting that the famed market in Millennium Square, Leeds, is likely to be cancelled indefinitely due to the costs of work and travel visas, which make it untenable.
Grace period will stop at end of 2022 with talks on a solution stalled. / Boris Johnson's Brexit deal is set to create a shortage of veterinary medicines for sick animals in Northern Ireland, a parliamentary committee has warned.
Export health certification cost over £26m from January to June this year, claims the food industry's sanitary & phytosanitary (SPS) certification working group, which wants food business operators to support e-certification trials.
The delay in extra checks on EU imports has been criticised by businesses for creating confusion and leaving UK borders vulnerable to unsafe produce.
‘This flies in the face of common sense and the government’s commitment to high levels of animal and human health,’ say experts.
Minister expected to frame move as a use of UK’s independent powers despite industry reports of unreadiness.
What impact has Brexit had on UK angling? 01/04/2022
“No part of the angling industry has remained unaffected by Brexit,” said Angling Times tackle editor Mark Sawyer. “The dream of Brexit sadly hasn’t been a reality for the angling trade, and while there are other issues such as the pandemic and shipping costs, Brexit has been an exacerbating factor.”
Vets warn delay to post-Brexit checks will ‘open door to African Swine Fever’ and other diseases 30/03/2022
‘Deeply misguided’ to ‘weaken this layer of protection for both animal and public health’, government told.
Sharp fall in qualified professionals needed to sign off health certificates for products going to EU.
Brexit Opportunities Abound – Part 2 17/02/2022
Continuing the letter to Jacob Rees-Mogg, reminding him – he seems to need reminding – of the many new opportunities created by Brexit.
There's a nationwide workforce shortage in the veterinary sector, including public health, animal welfare and exports - with ‘huge challenges’ on the horizon.
Workers describe ‘unprecedented’ situation as calls to confidential staff helpline hit record numbers.
Vets Receive The Brexit Treatment 22/10/2021
Stephen Delahunty explores how Britain’s departure from the EU is increasing the demand for vets, while their numbers fall
There has been a call for vets from abroad to apply for jobs in Wales after the numbers available to carry out the key role slumped after Brexit.
Vets working to tackle pigs’ overcrowding in farms have said Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not taking the abattoir labour shortage seriously, and soon ‘mass culling’ would be the only option left to farmers.
At gas stations, there’s fuel rationing and hours-long lineups. At the supermarket, there’s sometimes no milk or meat, and warnings that Christmas turkeys may be unavailable – along with Christmas trees and many popular toys. Building materials are so scarce that construction sites have shut down.
Poorly Pooches Abandoned by Brexit 15/09/2021
David Hencke reports on the national vets shortage, caused by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, the Coronavirus crisis and a rise in the number of people buying pets.
BVA members are reporting being overwhelmed by a combination of staff shortages and a surge in new pet registrations.