September 2016’s Business Forum saw expert speakers and guests discuss some of the ethical issues relating to the UK’s food and farming workforce in the run up to – and post – Brexit. They explored the likely impacts of Brexit for food and farming businesses reliant on EU workers, and the impacts for migrant and seasonal workers.

Guests considered how best to ensure workers (domestic and international) in food and agriculture are treated fairly post-Brexit. They also discussed the implications for the environment, the economy and innovation and research.

We are grateful to our keynote speakers, Margaret Beels, Chair of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (formerly GLA); Beverly Dixon, Group HR Director of G’s (salad & vegetable growing group); and Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, City University London. The meeting was chaired by Dan Crossley, Executive Director of the Food Ethics Council.

The report of the meeting is available to download here