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PM wages war on plastic in new environment plan

The UK government has said it will eliminate avoidable plastic waste by the end of 2042 as part of a raft of measures to tackle plastic pollution. Delivering a major speech to mark the publication of the government’s 25-year environment plan, Prime Minister Theresa May also promised to extend the 5p carrier bag charge; to…
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Food industry reveals ‘red lines’ for post-Brexit trade

The food industry has called on the government to deliver an ambitious free-trade agreement with the EU as part of a number of policy priorities post-Brexit. In a joint statement to the government a coalition of trade bodies consisting of the British Retail Consortium, the National Farmers Union, and the Food and Drink Federation warned…
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Theresa May’s Brexit speech: initial analysis

The Prime Minister this week outlined her 12-point plan for Brexit, which included no place for the UK in the single market, a vote in both Houses of Parliament on the final deal and a promise to “get control of the number of people coming to Britain from the EU”. The hour-long speech was (unsurprisingly)…
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Trick or treat: how the obesity plan changed

The childhood obesity strategy was watered down, Theresa May “dismantling” David Cameron’s ambitious plan in no fewer than 36 days. Channel 4’s Dispatches team had been handed a June draft of the plan: “a more ambitious plan that never saw the light of day”, reads the press release promoting the programme (October 31st, 8pm). At…
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New childhood obesity strategy? Fat chance.

The Childhood Obesity Strategy has been delayed again, this time until after the summer recess. “Work on that [strategy] continues,” said the Prime Minister’s official spokesman in response to a question from the Huffington Post UK. “I think it is more likely to be into the autumn than it is this week, but we will…
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PM urged to protect EU labour

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has called on the Government to ensure the UK continues to have access to skilled labour from the European Union in light of Brexit. The call to protect a key element of the food industry’s workforce was included in an open letter to new Prime Minister, Theresa May, in…
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