9 February 2017

Listen to why 'Brexit may be sweet' in a special edition podcast from The Spectator

Leaving the European Union (EU) offers an exciting opportunity for great British businesses and as such, we would like to invite you to listen to a special edition podcast from The Spectator – ‘Brexit may be sweet’. Stepping away from dated EU sugar policies allows us to compete and grow, freed from the quota system that held us back for decades. We’re ready to work with farmers, importers and government to design a UK sugar policy that allows our world-leading domestic industry to thrive, while continuing to drive positive development outcomes with sugar exporters around the world.

Chaired by the Editor of The Spectator, Fraser Nelson was joined on this podcast by:

  • Paul Kenward, Managing Director of British Sugar (Sponsor)
  • Michael Sly, Farmer and NFU Sugar Board Vice-Chairman
  • Philip De Pass, London Sugar Group representing LDC/ACP countries

Listen to how the discussion explored the opportunities and challenges being posed to the homegrown sugar industry as well as other international sugar producers on:

  • Growth potential for the homegrown sugar industry and benefits to UK plc
  • Brexit implications for UK and international sugar producers
  • Is there room for everyone?
  • Complexity of the global sugar market
  • Considerations in agreeing a UK sugar policy

To listen to the podcast click here.

To read how the UK sugar beet industry may be sweet, read a recent article in The Spectator here.



Notes to editors:

For further information, please contact Katharine Teague, Head of Advocacy or Sharon Fisher, Group Communications Manager.