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Retail Food and Hospitality Brexit round-up 14 October

17 October 2018

Last week's optimism for a deal has given way to talk of transition being extended by another year.  It now looks like we will not get the answers we need anytime soon, which makes planning all the more challenging.

We also wait for the tidal wave of amendments to legislation to start to arrive.  With around 7,500 EU Regulations to be transposed into UK law there is a vast amount of work to be done and much for us to follow in the coming months.

Brexit Developments


EU and UK Brexit negotiation leads provide updates on Brexit negotiations: Michel Barnier has delivered a detailed speech to a Eurochambres eventsetting out the EU position on the NI backstop and future relationship.  Dominic Raab Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the EU made a statement to parliament on 9th October. View >


UK Government publish further ‘No deal’ Brexit Technical Notices:Guidance notes for businesses have been published on the following topics:


Business organisation responses have re-emphasised the need for a deal to be reached. British Chambers of Commerce > Federation of Small Businesses > 

Food and Drink Federation > Which >


UK Regulations on Consumer Protection enforcement: The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have published regulations to deal with the enforcement of harmonised consumer protection rules post Brexit. View >


FCA Consult on post Brexit arrangements: The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a consultation on amendments to its FCA handbook, binding technical standards and temporary permissions regime post Brexit – Closes 7th December. View >



Upcoming DWF events

How to make your business viable during Brexit transition: An event geared towards European businesses operating within the UK's food & drink industry in conjunction with the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK: Manchester, 24 October 2018. Find out more >


Food Brexit Conference: Catch DWF's Dominic Watkins and Hilary Ross speaking at this conference providing the food & beverage industry with a platform to share strategy, insight and knowledge, to deal with the challenges of Britain’s exit from the EU: London, 1 November 2018. Find out more >

Further Reading