BBPA comment on Food & Drink Federation report on Brexit workforce challenges

 

Commenting on today’s (24th August) Food & Drink Federation Report on the employment challenges of Brexit for key industries in the food and hospitality sector, Brigid Simmonds, BBPA Chief Executive, said:

 

“This survey shows it is vital that the uncertainties of Brexit, for our EU workforce, are resolved as soon as possible.

 

“British Brewing and pubs is a ‘grain to glass’ industry. From hop and barley growers, to the food in our pubs, we hugely value our EU employees. Around 20 per cent of the current UK pub workforce is from overseas, and this figure rises to 40 per cent plus, in metropolitan areas.”

 

The BBPA is one of the partners in the report.

ENDS

 

For further information, please contact:

David Wilson, Director of Public Affairs: 020 7627 9151/ 07557 436 033

Neil Williams, Head of Media: 020 7627 9156 / 07974 249 779

 

Notes to editors:

 

The survey was co-ordinated by the Food & Drink Federation and conducted among members of the following trade bodies: Association of Labour Providers; British Beer and Pub Association; British Hospitality Association; British Retail Consortium; Food and Drink Federation; Fresh Produce Consortium; National Farmers Union.

 

Read the report in full and key recommendations for Government here.

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