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Firms will have to pass on extra costs of red tape, warns Fresh Produce Consortium.
It is absolutely critical labelling issues raised by the Windsor Framework are resolved ahead of an October deadline, a group representing British supermarkets has said.
It may have been over three years since the UK formally left the European Union but UK brands and retailers continue to face a slew of challenges in navigating post-Brexit trade. Drapers identifies the persistent pain points and how they are being managed.
Fears of new disruption to fresh produce supply from EU when import controls hit in October.
Three years on from Brexit and the impact to retailers and consumers has been relatively limited. However, in many ways, the most difficult bit is yet to come, says British Retail Consortium’s Andrew Opie.
Many industry experts have also pointed at Brexit – claiming the UK’s current position has left it vulnerable as trade links have become less secure than they once were. / Thanks to new post-Brexit administrative checks, the farming industry has also seen seasonal labour shortages, leaving gaps in a workforce...
Supermarket chief slams move aimed at pleasing ‘small minority who hark for the past’. / Arts minister Stephen Parkinson gave incorrect answers when Kay Burley asked him to convert ounces and grams into pounds.
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.
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
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.
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.
The PM has been urged to introduce temporary worker visas for HGV drivers.
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.
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.