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MPs underline commitment to apprenticeships

MPs George Eustice and Nadhim Zahawi spoke at the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF’s) stand at the Big Bang UK Scientist and Engineers Fair in Birmingham last week.

FDF opposes Brexit

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) wants the UK to remain part of the European Union (EU), as 71% of its members “overwhelmingly endorse” staying in Europe.

The Chancellor, George Osborne
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Budget 2016 – key points for the bakery sector

A rise in the number of businesses able to access Small Business Rate Relief, and a tax on sugary drinks, were among key commitments set out by the Chancellor, George Osborne.

United Biscuits to encourage a new generation

Leading food and drink manufacturers, including United Biscuits, will join forces this week to inspire more young people to consider careers in the UK’s largest manufacturing sector.

Teaspoons a poor measure of sugar, says FDF official

Calls to use teaspoons as a measure of sugar content are flawed, due to variation in the size of individual spoons, according to Tim Rycroft of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Frustrated Scotland considers folic acid legislation

Scotland is considering introducing mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid in an effort to reduce the number of children born with birth defects.

GroceryAid to help apprentices with finances

GroceryAid has now opened up applications for apprentices in the grocery industry looking for extra financial support.

Cameron says sugar tax is still a possibility

Prime Minister David Cameron says he does not want to rule out introducing a sugar tax in order to tackle Britain's “obesity crisis”.

Fiona Kendrick, president of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and chief executive and chairman of Nestlé UK and Ireland
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FDF president pledges to treble apprenticeships

Fiona Kendrick has announced a pledge to treble apprenticeships in the food and drink industry and grow value-added exports a third by 2020.

MPs back sugar tax, but industry fights back

A group of MPs has thrown its weight behind a proposed tax on sugary drinks to battle child obesity – along with other measures.

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