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

Meat plant workers

Workforce / 12 Feb /

vaccination being given to a patient

Covid / 07 Jan /

The Brexit trade tangle

Brexit / 22 Dec /

Are you ready for Brexit sign

Brexit / 16 Dec /

Our #FoodWasteActionWeek lorries will be travelling the country to spread the message that wasting food feeds #climatechange!

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This is encouraging. SPS requirements cause the most trade friction which could be massively mitigated by having some sort of common veterinary area where EU/UK agree on parallel rules, or "autonomous adaptation" as the Swiss call it.

We've written an article about why our current export system is not fit for our modern, just-in-time food supply chain. You can read it here: https://bit.ly/3qcgk0O
We've also given the EFRA Committee details of how the system should be overhauled.
@DefraGovUK @tradegovuk_food