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The agriculture sector relies on the immigration system to provide the labour it requires throughout the year, and particularly during the picking season. In their recent report, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (‘ICIBI’) recognised that “bringing foreign labour into the industry plays a pivotal role in the UK’s production of food and […]

A surprising number of retailers and consumer goods businesses have found the recent introduction of the Plastic Packaging Tax 2022 (PPT) to be an unpleasant wakeup call in that, in addressing their obligations under the PPT, they’ve discovered for the first time that they have been failing to comply with their obligations under the existing […]

Hot on the heels of the Government food strategy comes the consultation on improved reporting of food waste by large food businesses in England Date: June 2022. It may feel like we’re drowning in consultations in the food and waste sectors. Setting aside the purely waste related consultations, in the food sector we have: Waste […]

Freeths are delighted to invite you to our first sector showcase. Please join us for an exciting and informative packed week of discussions on hot topics and trends. Register your free place – you can choose to attend all or as many sessions as you like. Energy, Waste & Sustainability Public Sector Food Transport Retail […]

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