Britain’s exit from the EU will lead to substantial changes for the UK’s immigration system. The FDF is your source for information on the new immigration system and what that means for businesses in the Food and Drink Industry.

The FDF has a variety of toolkits and webinars that will help you navigate these changes and offer support and guidance to any questions.

The FDF has also developed EU Settled Status workshops with Squire Patton Boggs, offering in-house support for members to guide their EU employees through the process.

We remain in active dialogue with the government to ensure that the needs of the Food and Drink Industry are considered in the future Immigration System currently being designed.


The Food and Drink Federation's response to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) review of Shortage Occupation Lists

The FDF is pleased that the MAC have recognised the challenges UK businesses face in recruiting vital skilled roles for the food chain such as food technologists, butchers, and maintenance engineers.

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Food and Drink Federation responds to the publication of the Home Office's plans for immigration

FDF response to to the publication of the Home Office's plans for immigration.

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Preparing for a Changing Workforce: a food and drink supply chain approach to skills

Report: Preparing for a changing workforce: A food and drink supply chain approach to skills

24 October 2019

Report by the Food and Drink Sector Council which outlines the future workforce and skills needs of the UK food and drink sector, and has brought together the entire supply chain to develop key recommendations for both government and industry that will deliver a real step change.

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