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Retail Food and Hospitality Brexit round-up 11 November

12 November 2018
Brexit Flags
We know that Brexit is one of the key issues you need to keep abreast of in order to plan for the future of your businesses. We have started this dedicated weekly update to help you stay ahead. 

Key take away this week

We have a deal! After weeks of concern that this may not happen at all, it now appears that the first step towards our future is on the table; the Withdrawal Agreement. While details of its contents remain unclear as we write, it is already appearing that the Prime Minister may have an equally large job getting the Agreement ratified by the Cabinet and then through the House of Commons. 

This deal sets the scene for the future and is vitally important. We will be tracking the action for you as we step closer to knowing the shape of our future. It cannot come soon enough. 


Brexit Developments

UK and EU 'agree text' of draft withdrawal agreement:

UK and EU officials have agreed the draft text of a Brexit agreement after months of negotiations. View >

Transitional period for food name and address changes:

DEFRA have issued a consultation to ascertain how long food businesses will need to include UK names and addresses on food packaging to be used in the UK Closes 4th December. View >

UK Government writes to Court of Justice of EU: 
The UK Government has sent ‘observations’ to the European Court following a question being posed by the Scottish Court of sessions as to whether the UK can unilaterally withdraw its article 50 application to leave the EU. The UK Government's position is that the court should not deal with a hypothetical matter and also that this is a matter for the member states rather than the court. View >


Upcoming DWF events

Food matters: A conference dedicated to creating cross-sector connections focused on the future of food, drink and sustainable nutrition. Dominic Watkins will be discussing the implications of Brexit for manufacturers: London, 20-22 November, 2018.  View >

Airports and Ports: An event exploring how the infrastructure, design and maintenance of airports and ports are evolving to keep pace with global competition, advances in technology and the impact of Brexit: London, 22 November 2018 View>


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