UK food industry faces labour shortfall as Brexit fallout gathers pace

Food manufacturing faces being squeezed by the twin challenges of a potential labour shortage as the supply of EU migrants is reduced or even dries up after Brexit. ©iStock/Bank215

UK food manufacturers faces a shortage in labour skills and manpower fuelled by Brexit and low numbers of young people choosing the sector as a career, say food policy experts.

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Tate & Lyle profits jump 85% as weak pound provides boost

The European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier recently reassured Ireland that the EU will fight to ensure there is no return to the a hard border with Northern Ireland after the UK leaves the EU. ©iStock/FotoKOT

Food & Drink Ireland: ‘Brexit border will add ‘huge costs’ to food’

Poppets and certain Raisio's private label confections were delisted by some retailers. Source: Raisio

Raisio confectionery sales hit by Poppets delistings

'Once outside the EU the UK must develop its own external tariffs, and may find itself subject to the high external tariffs applied by the EU to agricultural products—to the detriment of UK farmers and food manufacturers.' ©iStock/Nerthuz

Brexit could pose GM headache for UK

'We are looking for the next Government to work with us so our firms are ready to take advantage of growing demand, including new opportunities in non-EU countries,' the FDF manifesto reads. ©iStock

Next UK government warned off further nutrient taxes

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Wine and pig meat the highest EU exports for February 2017

Nestlé's Fawdon plant in Newcastle, which makes the Blue Riband chocolate bar, is expected to shift operations to Poland in the next two years. ©Nestle

Nestlé departs UK for Poland taking 300 Blue Riband jobs


British retail consortium releases ‘Brexit Tariff Roadmap’

Confectionery base prices down -2.3% in Feburary compared to same month last year, says IRI. ©iStock/chrisbrignell

UK confectionery prices fall slightly despite Brexit

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