Coming home to roost: the British poultry meat industry after Brexit

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Cowen, Joe; Morrin, Mark
Date of publication
5 September 2018
Social Policy, Health Services
Social welfare
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This report argues that a ‘no deal’ scenario represents the worst-case outcome for the British poultry meat industry. The sector is vulnerable to rising labour and trade friction costs, lower standard imported produce, and potential environmental degradation should we leave the EU without a deal. It raises the risk of eating chicken produced to lower standards, imperilling public health and compromising consumer values. It also risks raising the price of poultry, amplifying societal inequalities and creating a two-tier food system in Britain.

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