FDF priorities for a new government

21 October 2022

FDF Chief Executive Karen Betts comments on the recent changes at the heart of government and what the UK food and drink industry would like to see from a new Prime Minister.

The FDF’s chief executive Karen Betts said:

“Food and drink manufacturers across the country are facing the toughest trading conditions anyone can remember, as they grapple with keeping food affordable for households amid soaring inflation.

"A new Prime Minister must bring stability, not least in economic and energy policy, so businesses can make sensible plans in hugely difficult circumstances and play their part in managing inflation.  A new government must also focus on regulatory reform, where there remains a good deal of scope to streamline red tape and stop avoidable costs being imposed on businesses and shoppers when they can least afford it.”

Food and Drink Federation CEO Karen Betts inflation statement