Meat Industry Brexit Impact Report

British Meat Processors Association
British Meat Processors Association

Brexit Information

We have gathered together links to the key organisations that provide the best, most up-to-date resources to help businesses prepare for whatever happens over the coming weeks.

The details surrounding Brexit are changing daily and, while the principals of what we’re advocating around labour, tariffs and regulation remain the same, it pays to stay connected to the organisations that are tasked with providing help and guidance for businesses.

BMPA Brexit Checklist

BMPA is compiling a series of Brexit briefing papers specifically for meat industry companies. We have condensed information from multiple sources on the key aspect of trade with other countries.

We’re initially concentrating on preparations for a no-deal exit but many of the actions recommended you will need to take regardless of how we leave.

External Resources

You will find business checklists, FAQs, toolkits and articles to help you prepare for Brexit. Many of the sites, for example the Institute for Government, have some useful ‘explainers’ to help clarify the technical, legislative and political aspects of Brexit and what that means for Businesses.

Brexit Food Hub – No Deal Exit Contingency Planning

British Chambers of Commerce – Brexit information

Institute for Government – Brexit

Gov.uk – Brexit information

Gov.uk – preparing for a no deal eu exit

Food Standards Agency – Preparing your business for Brexit

Food and Drink Federation – referendum toolkit

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) – Brexit Impact Resources

National Assembly for Wales

European Commission – preparing for Brexit

Brexit articles from BMPA

We have been following the Brexit process closely and we write regular articles to present a perspective from the meat industry. Below is a selection of articles and if you want to read more, visit our news section

BMPA in talks with Government over export concerns

EU exit will trigger Labour shortages across the UK meat industry

Making sense of the ‘Brexit effect’ for food businesses

Welsh ‘Brexit & Our Land’ consultation could see landscapes without livestock

What is ‘Britishness’ and how can we sell it successfully?

Articles All articles

CO2 gas bottles

Co2 / 24 Sep /

Pig in Blanket on a Christmas tree

Workforce / 20 Aug /

Map of Europe with the UK separating

11 May /

clothing label saying one size fits none

Industry / 15 Apr /

Nick Allen spoke to @BBCWorldatOne earlier this week to update listeners on the unfolding Co2 crisis and explain what the 3 week reprieve negotiated by Government means for meat processors.
Also on the on-going labour shortage
Listen from 10:28 mins
https://bbc.in/3EMEkjA

Labour shortage - Nick Allen speaks to Radio 4's You & Yours on the causes of meat plant labour shortages and the temporary fix this strategically key sector needs so it can transition from a predominantly migrant workforce to home-grown workers.
https://bbc.in/3iksMKX

Co2 crisis: @DavidLindars spoke to John Pienaar last night on @TimesRadio.Lost supply won't be replaced in 3 weeks, but BMPA has heard from firms with alternative supply options. We’ll announce more soon.
Listen from 14:01 minutes
https://bit.ly/3zxr4LN