‘Bounce back’ plan for agriculture, food and drink industry launched

Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay, has welcomed a package of measures designed to turbo charge UK food and drink as the world recovers from coronavirus

The plan will provide unprecedented help for SMEs and allow them to capitalise on trade agreements being negotiated by DIT with Japan, US, Australia and New Zealand

The new strategic interventions jointly announced by the Department for International Trade and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will offer immediate support to help businesses in the industry grow their trade activity overseas.

Commenting, Steve said:

“Agriculture and food production is a major part of our local economy that has been badly affected by the Coronavirus crisis. Although with my fellow west country MPs I have been making the case to government for more to be done to enable this sector to bounce back quickly from the lockdown.”

“I was pleased that earlier this week a package of measures was announced that will enable businesses in Cornwall to benefit from future trade deals.”