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Trade and the Environment

We are committed to working with all parties to establish the trading relationships Britain needs. As such, we set up the UK Trade and Business Commission and act as its secretariat, providing research, administrative and logistics support to this inclusive, cross-party initiative. The commission employs rigorous research and analysis to offer trade policy recommendations to the UK government. 

We passionately believe that trade must be conducted in a fair and sustainable way. The climate emergency is an existential threat to our planet. Only by forging responsible trading relationships can the world tackle this challenge. The UK needs to set the highest standards on trade and the environment, reflecting our national efforts to combat global warming and reinforcing the global appetite to bring about change. 



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  • Petition

    Let’s protect the UK’s standards and international reputation

    UK STANDARDS ARE UNDER THREAT. STAND AGAINST WATERED-DOWN STANDARDS AND PROTECTIONS IN POST-BREXIT TRADE DEALS

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Food Poverty is not a Fair Trade

A suite of issues will make food insecurity more likely for Britons

Despite the Government securing a tariff-free trade deal with the EU, countless issues remain when it comes to UK-EU trade. 

With increases in paperwork, shortages of workers and difficulties in the supply chains for raw materials, food prices in post-Brexit Britain look set to skyrocket

And it’s not just Brexit that is causing problems. With inflation set to rise to more than 4% and the Government planning to stop the £20 a week uplift to Universal Credit in October, ordinary families will find their budgets squeezed and may be pushed deeper into food insecurity. Best for Britain’s Affordable Food Deal campaign predicted these problems in 2020, and recommended solutions that the government ignored.

We cannot let this happen.

Best for Britain is secretariat of the UK Trade and Business Commission. The commission will be releasing a new interim report exploring the difficulties that post-Brexit trade continues to cause. In particular, the report looks at the trade in food and perishables, and explores the ways in which we can improve that trade to facilitate a smoother and less costly process. The full report is available here.

By implementing the report’s recommendations, the Government could save money, time and resources, thus preventing price increases from being passed on to cash-strapped customers

Sign our petition calling on the Government to recognise that Food Poverty is not a Fair Trade today.

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We cannot let this happen.

Best for Britain is secretariat of the UK Trade and Business Commission. The commission will be releasing a new interim report exploring the difficulties that post-Brexit trade continues to cause. In particular, the report looks at the trade in food and perishables, and explores the ways in which we can improve that trade to facilitate a smoother and less costly process. The full report is available here.

By implementing the report’s recommendations, the Government could save money, time and resources, thus preventing price increases from being passed on to cash-strapped customers

Sign our petition calling on the Government to recognise that Food Poverty is not a Fair Trade today.

Our standards and international reputation are being compromised

Post-Brexit trade deals must ensure the practices and protections the UK values and enjoys are not undermined. 

From animal welfare practices to food hygiene, it is vitally important we do not compromise on these things and maintain our position as an international leader in maintaining standards.

We must protect British farmers and producers by ensuring low-cost, low-quality food produce is not allowed to flood the UK market and undercut prices. This would be a betrayal of our farmers and show that the government is willing to undermine its own people for the sake of a shiny new deal.

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