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

Union Jack flag behind a wire fence

Trade / 07 Jan /

Boxes ready for delivery

Trade / 07 Jan /

Sausages in plastic containers

Environment / 07 Jan /

Nick Allen and Tom Kirwan giving evidence at the EFRA Committee

24 Oct /

The new immigration points system will not deliver what the meat industry needs in order to maintain adequate staffing levels. That's why we're calling for Government to include Butchers as a category on the Shortage Occupation List.
https://bit.ly/37MEtlg

Nick Allen will be speaking at a webinar on 3 December It will look at sustainability initiatives from businesses in the agriculture and meat industry, how they are being implemented, how successful they have been so far and what else can be done.
https://bit.ly/3bRw9UA

Nick Allen, chief exec of @BMPA_INFO, has also warned there's a risk processors could slow down operating speeds if they struggle to hire staff, leaving farmers facing the prospect of keeping animals for longer than expected, w/ all associated cost and welfare issues that brings https://twitter.com/FGAbiKay/status/1230108236881301505