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06 July 2021
On leaving the EU, the UK dropped out of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Each UK nation is now responsible for developing its own agricultural strategy, although it is untended that there should be close co-ordination between them. In England, a new agricultural policy is being implemented over seven years, beginning in Spring 2022 – the Agricultural Transition Plan. Slow and measu...
02 July 2021
The UK and EU have announced a short extension to the “grace period” for movement of certain “prohibited and restricted” (P&R) food products from GB to Northern Ireland. The grace period was initially intended to last from 01 January to 30 June 2021, but will now be extended by a further three months, now expiring on 30 September 20201. P&R foods are those deemed to pose high sani...
02 July 2021
The EU has issued a statement , confirming that UK data protection standards are judged to be “adequate”. The statement is issued in-line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulation controls, amongst other things, transfer of personal data on individuals to countries outside the EU and EEA. GDPR came into force in 2018 and so it applied in the UK until the...
02 July 2021
Within the EU, the UK was subject to standard rules on state subsidies to businesses. Now outside the EU, the UK is free to develop its own subsidy regime although, in practice, this freedom is limited by the need to reach agreement with trading partners – historically, agricultural subsidies in particular have proven difficult to handle in trade talks. The UK government has now broug...
02 July 2021
IGD is an organisation of two interconnected communities, Commercial Insight and Social Impact, working together to drive change that makes a tangible difference for society, business, and the individual. IGD has strengthened its Board of Trustees with four new leaders from some of the biggest companies in the food and consumer goods industry. The newly appointed trustees are: Natasha ...
01 July 2021
A five-year period of recovery will see the market bounce back to top pre-pandemic forecasts In its highly anticipated annual retail food and grocery channel forecasts, IGD, provider of foresight and analysis for the food and consumer goods industry, predicts that the unprecedented 8.5% growth in 2020 will slow to 1.7% in 2021 and then to 0.9% in 2022, as shoppers economise and the eating o...
01 July 2021
We need to change the way we eat to improve both our health and the health of the planet. Reducing meat is a must - but for many the prospect of eating less can feel like a major loss. Quorn has set out to make change easy and sustained, I explore how.   Quorn has long been used as a meat alternative as it's high in protein, low in saturated fat and high in fibre. It's also enviro...
01 July 2021
The Government has announced a response to its consultation on advertising restrictions for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS). What is the government proposing on HFSS advertising? A Government consultation response confirms that at the end of 2022, the UK will simultaneously introduce a 9pm watershed for high fat, sugar and salt products (HFSS) on TV and on-demand servic...
30 June 2021
Feeling under pressure with constant distractions, conflicting demands, information overload and a rapidly changing business environment? It’s time to turn traditional time management training on its head. 97% felt better equipped to manage their productivity after listening to this webinar. In this webinar recording, you will discover the nine characteristics of the Productivity Ninja...
29 June 2021
Your overview of political and economic news with a focus on the food and consumer goods industry, featuring the latest developments and guidance on COVID-19 and adapting to a new relationship with the EU. Northern Ireland – 30 June deadline for P&R goods At the time of writing, the EU commission has yet to respond to a request from the UK government for a three-month extension to t...