FDF congratulates Rishi Sunak on his appointment as Prime Minister

24 October 2022

The Food and Drink Federation Chief Executive Karen Betts reacts to the appointment of Rishi Sunak as Prime Minister.


Food and Drink Federation Chief Executive Karen Betts said:

"Food and drink manufacturers are delighted to see Rishi Sunak become Prime Minister. As Chancellor, he ensured businesses had support to continue operating in extremely difficult circumstances, which was critical to the security of the food and drink supply chain.

“We now face a different set of challenges. Food and drink businesses across the country are facing the toughest trading conditions anyone can remember. We hope the new Prime Minister will bring stability, not least in economic and energy policy, so businesses can make long-term plans alongside working with government to bear down on record levels of food and drink price inflation.  Regulatory reform remains an important part of this, to streamline red tape and stop avoidable costs being imposed on businesses and shoppers when they can least afford it.”