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

tractor ploughing a field

Trade / 23 Oct /

Reading the small print in a contract

19 Oct /

Sheep in a pasture

Environment / 19 Oct /

Meal dropped on the kitchen floor

Brexit / 16 Sep /

Farming Today: Listen to the BVA on how Government has underestimated and under-prepared for the coming onslaught of extra work required of vets for food exports. Starts at 9:07 mins (and keep listening ‘till the end for a moment of joy). https://bbc.in/39vvsS5
@BritishVets

New @qmscotland red meat learning platform for schools will hopefully introduce a new generation of people to the industry, the product and the possibilities. It covers sustainability, environment, food safety and careers.
https://bit.ly/3fTin6i

The British Meat Processors Association @BMPA_INFO back George Eustice: “The minister is quite right, a Scotch egg makes a cracking meal alongside a pint of beer. It’s a good bit of news for once and most welcome for pork producers across the land.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/13343124/pub-lockdown-scotch-egg-substantial-meal/