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‘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.
“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.”
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
Brexit and the pandemic have been blamed for a shortage of vets that is leading to increasing numbers of surgeries having to close their doors.
An animal welfare representative said the government is showing signs that there will not be proper protections against animal testing post-Brexit.
THE SNP’s Westminster leader has made a plea to Scots who are undecided on independence as the consequences of Brexit become more apparent.
A lack of lorry drivers, abattoir staff and fruit pickers caused by Brexit is threatening both consumers’ pockets and meat such as turkeys and pigs in blankets.
So five years after the referendum, and six months from leaving the single market, what's the slogan from businesses most affected? Bureaucracy, delay, cost.
Can someone tell the government Brexit has already happened? / The government has only now asked the Food Standards Agency to plan how it is going to protect public health and safety after Brexit – almost six months after the transition period for leaving the EU ended.
Bloc leaders say UK must fully implement post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland.
Country Milk’s trade with the EU has nosedived with the dairy industry particularly badly affected by new customs rules
Trade barriers erected in Boris Johnson’s deal have cost exporters more than £1.1 billion since the start of the year, the Food and Drink Federation said.
Northern Ireland’s vet shortage appears to be coming to a head as Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots warns as many as 200 vets and 400 other staff could be needed to oversee checks at ports unless action is taken to ease red tape.
The UK food industry is warning that a deluge of new post-Brexit red tape which comes into effect today will increase export paperwork by a third and make some sales to Europe unviable.