5 of the biggest Brexit challenges hitting the food sector

Sunday, September 12, 2021

A recent report found some of the key impact of Brexit on food retail and hospitality firms have been import and export difficulties and staff shortages.

Considering supermarkets have already had bottleneck problems, John Swinney will argue that such problems demonstrate how "Westminster isn't working"

The firm told the BBC, that Covid-19 was both culpable and Brexit.

Mr Swinney will give a further warning: "Every sector will feel the chill wind brought on by Brexit. And there is no end in sight.

"Brexit, coupled with heavy restrictions on movement caused by the pandemic, has resulted in significant resource challenges for businesses across the UK food and drink industry," said Katie Prowse, senior insight manager for Lumina Intelligence.

The Deputy PM will chide Conservatives for driving Brexit forward amid the Coronavirus pandemic and tell SNP delegates that "there is perhaps no greater example of how the Union has failed Scotland than the sorry saga of Brexit"

There has been a temporary increase in the number of visas available for food manufacturers from 10.000 to 30.000, but with the effects of Covid and Brexit, more may have to be done to help the sector recovering.

The UK's so-called "winter of discontent" began at the end of the 1970s, when strikes and industrial disputes intensified by the coldest winter in 16 years and storms isolated some more remote areas of the UK.