IGD has a central team working on Brexit issues in liaison with industry and government. Through this team we provide a range of information and services to help businesses prepare for both current and future scenarios. This includes:

Sixteen organisations have pooled resources to produce a new contingency planning website for food and drink companies.

Join us at 11am on 15th January 2020 to hear the latest thinking and insights on Brexit.

For as long as there is a possibility that a deal might not be signed off on Brexit, the food and grocery sector faces a daunting to-do list to prepare for this worst-case scenario. 

Brexit is a symptom of something even bigger, a decline in political trust across Europe. See how that may unfold and what it could mean for your business.

At the time of writing (28th October 2019), the EU has just agreed a second extension (or “flex-tension”) to Brexit, delaying the event to 31st January 2020.

As we edge ever-closer to Halloween and the next Brexit deadline (unless that’s been extended by the time you read this), most food and grocery companies are concentrating on how to maintain continuity in case of no deal. This short term imperative is so strong it may be crowding out attention to vital decisions from government that would follow soon after Brexit.

As the clock ticks down on the new October deadline, some critical decisions are yet to be made and you need to be following these closely.

Last November, we published an assessment of the greatest short-term risks for UK food and grocery from a No Deal Brexit. Ten months on and with the UK still mired in political uncertainty, we decided to revisit and update that article.

31 October 2019
Latest changes At the time of writing (31st October) the EU has agreed a second extension (or  “flex-tension” ) to Brexit, delaying the event to 31 st  January 2020. Brexit may occur sooner, if necessary procedures can be completed quickly, but that seems unlikely as the UK now prepares for a General Election in December. Businesses and government are may welcome additional time to digest...
28 October 2019
Watch this video to hear the latest on what Brexit could mean for the food and consumer goods industry.   This video will cover: A round-up of the latest activity in government Our latest information on business preparedness An update on the shopper position BREXIT AND ECONOMICS FOR REGULAR UPDATES SIGN UP A no-deal Brexit...
23 October 2019
Ad campaign The UK government’s “Get Ready For Brexit” campaign began in September, using a range of media to contact businesses and individuals. The budget for this campaign is reported to be >£100m and the key media partner is Engine. To put this into perspective, the annual budget for National Lottery advertising is about half this sum (source: BBC, 02.09.19). Email alerts Emai...
16 October 2019
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03 October 2019
Watch this video to hear the latest on what Brexit could mean for the food and consumer goods industry.   This video will cover: A round-up of the latest activity in government Our latest information on business preparedness An update on the shopper position BREXIT AND ECONOMICS FOR REGULAR UPDATES SIGN UP A no-deal Brexit...
10 September 2019
Last November, we published an assessment of the greatest short-term risks for UK food and grocery from a No Deal Brexit. Ten months on and with the UK still mired in political uncertainty, we decided to revisit and update that article.   As we said last year, the outcome on the ground would depend on many factors, including the number of ‘side or standstill agreements’ to mitigate the co...
10 September 2019
As we edge ever-closer to Halloween and the next Brexit deadline (unless that’s been extended by the time you read this), most food and grocery companies are concentrating on how to maintain continuity in case of no deal. This short term imperative is so strong it may be crowding out attention to vital decisions from government that would follow soon after Brexit.     The first two years ...
30 August 2019
Watch this video to hear the latest on what Brexit could mean for the food and consumer goods industry.   This video will cover: Latest strategic developments The state of business and government readiness Possible economic and fiscal impacts The position of the shopper Q&A BREXIT AND ECONOMICS FOR REGULAR UPDATES SIGN UP ...
04 July 2019
For as long as there is a possibility that a deal might not be signed off on Brexit, the food and grocery sector faces a daunting to-do list to prepare for this worst-case scenario.  Hopefully, your business has already considered this possibility, prepared an action plan and begun to work on it. Each company’s list is likely to be unique but here is a generic checklist to use as a cross-ref...
14 June 2019
Across Europe, the majority of people have  become disillusioned with traditional politics, and long established political parties are losing support to a variety of new or more radical alternatives. We look at four ways this uncertainty could unfold, the implications and questions to consider to help you prepare. DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD BREXIT AND ECONOM...

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