UK agriculture is highly exposed to serious diseases imported from Europe, including African swine fever (ASF), because of a failure to get new border control posts (BCPs) operational before July 2022, a senior vet has warned.
Food bank charity Trussell Trust warns rise in prices will lead to more families relying on grocery handouts 16/02/2022
Three food parcels are handed out to struggling households every minute, as Tesco boss warns worst of supermarket price rises are ‘yet to come’.
Arch Brexiteer Daniel Hannan tried to tweet about EU tariffs on wine, but ended up proving we probably do need experts after all.
New rules after Brexit have increased credit and debit card costs by 150 million pounds ($200 million) a year, with both U.K. and European retailers losing out.
Wholesalers recently warned that the cost of basics such as cooking oil and vegetables had mushroomed.
Boris Johnson believed to have overruled ministers unwilling to compromise on post-Brexit immigration as forecourt queues mount
How dependent is the UK on the EU for food? 23/12/2020
About 30% of all the food we eat in the UK comes from the European Union, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) industry group.
The end of the holiday season heralds the return to centre stage of a number of burning Brexit-related issues this autumn.
Brexit isn't done yet - Andrew Opie, BRC 03/09/2021
We could have been forgiven for thinking Brexit was done when the UK left the EU at the very end of 2020. However, for retailers the real challenge of Brexit is likely to be felt in early 2022 when border controls are finally introduced for the UK.
‘Mounting pressures from rising commodity and shipping costs as well as Brexit-related red tape, mean [low costs] will not be sustainable for much longer,’ warns British Retail Consortium
One of the UK’s biggest business lobby groups has hit back at government advice to invest in domestic workers, saying the move will not solve short-term labour shortages that are increasingly putting retailers and supply chains under pressure.
Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Lidl are just some of the stores that have responded to the complaints from customers.
Supermarket shelves 'could be empty' due to huge lorry driver shortage caused by Brexit and Covid 27/06/2021
The PM has been urged to introduce temporary worker visas for HGV drivers.
Lack of truck drivers to force supermarket prices up and lead to food shortages, experts warn 03/06/2021
The Road Haulage Association says the UK has lost 15,000 drivers since Brexit and that this will lead to a lack of deliveries of everyday products to supermarket shelves by the autumn. / “Despite what those politicians backing Brexit told us, the UK’s exit from the EU is going to cost everyone in the UK more in their shopping basket.”
M&S expects to pay between £42 million and £47 million in additional costs this year, versus £16 million in 2020.
With a host of new rules and regulations in effect (and many more still to come) experts from the BRC and Deloitte sat down for a look at the impact on E-commerce, the future of digital trade, and the major changes on the way for UK retailers.
Food Businesses Brace For A New Wave Of Post-Brexit Paperwork Affecting Pizza, Pies And Sandwiches 21/04/2021
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.
IT SEEMS incredible that the menacing narrative evident for some time now – that Brexit is done and shining a light on its dire consequences is sheer impertinence – has become more rather than less embedded as the actual effects of the folly manifest themselves.
Retailers and suppliers battling through ‘impenetrable’ red tape that has resulted in empty shelves in Northern Ireland
Sweets are among retailer’s products affected by ‘rules of origin’ regulations.
Ten-mile queues at ports as businesses across the UK stockpile in rush to avoid New Year chaos 19/12/2020
The chaos at ports such as Dover, Felixstowe and Southampton is heightening concerns over whether online Christmas orders will arrive in time.
'Deal or no-deal, the cost of food is going to rise for businesses and very possibly consumers' - Sky News 14/12/2020
Deal or no-deal, the cost of food is going to rise for businesses and very possibly consumers. Our business correspondent @pkelso explains why ingredients we take for granted today may become a little harder to come by if there is no #Brexit deal.
Customs experts and leading supermarkets warn produce such as meat, fruit and vegetables could be in short supply in Northern Ireland.
What happens if we have no deal? 15/10/2020
Mr Johnson told his cabinet this week that leaving the EU without a deal should hold “no fear” for Britain, but was he right?
No-deal Brexit would drive up food prices, retailers claim as UK and EU talks on free-trade deal enter ‘final period’ 25/09/2020
The British Retail Consortium says that the cost of tariffs on EU goods for consumers would be £3.1bn a year.